Malignant Pleural Effusion

Posted On 2021-03-17 10:35:13

Malignant pleural effusions are a serious complication of advanced cancer and are often associated with a poor prognosis. A quick diagnostic phase is therefore essential. Imaging techniques allow us to accurately establish the extent of the pleural effusion but not its nature.

Editorial on Malignant Pleural Effusion
Malignant pleural effusions
Duilio Divisi, Roberto Crisci

Editorial Commentary on Malignant Pleural Effusion
Pleural diseases related to unknown primary carcinoma—a multidisciplinary approach in diagnosis and treatment
Federico Raveglia, Alessandro Baisi, Giuseppe Cardillo, Marco Scarci

Review Article on Malignant Pleural Effusion
Role of genomics and histology diagnosis in recurrent malignant pleural effusion
Luca Bertolaccini, Lorenzo Spaggiari

Malignant pleural effusion in lung cancer: focus on treatment—through a review of literature
Duilio Divisi, Gino Zaccagna, Andrea De Vico, Giovanna Imbriglio, Roberto Crisci

Video-assisted thoracoscopy in the diagnosis and treatment of malignant pleural disease
Mario Nosotti, Alessandra Mazzucco, Elisa Daffrè, Margherita Cattaneo, Michele Ferrari, Paolo Mendogni

Appropriate treatment approaches and prognosis of pleural mesothelioma
Luca Bertolaccini, Lorenzo Spaggiari

Role of total-body computed tomography and 18-fluorine-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography/ computed tomography scan in malignant pleural effusion patients with unknown primary tumor site
Alessandro Gonfiotti, Alberto Salvicchi, Luca Voltolini

Original Article on Malignant Pleural Effusion
Role of conventional cytology and cell block methods for diagnosis of malignant pleural effusions
Sofia Chiatamone Ranieri, Gabriella Di Leonardo, Gino Coletti, Antonella Dal Mas, Maria Laura Brancone, Roberto Crisci, Duilio Divisi

Review Article on Malignant Pleural Effusion
Biomarkers in the diagnosis and treatment of malignant pleural disease: an integrative review
Fiamma Buttitta, Alessia Di Lorito, Emanuela D’Angelo

Thoracoscopic pleurodesis using talc poudrage versus cytotoxic drug in malignant pleural effusion: narrative review
Domenico Loizzi, Francesco Sollitto, Michele Piazzolla, Nicoletta Pia Ardò

Editorial Commentary on Malignant Pleural Effusion
Expectancy survival of malignant pleural effusion patients treated with thoracoscopic pleurodesis related to histology
Elisa Sicolo, Vittorio Aprile, Diana Bacchin, Stylianos Korasidis, Marcello Carlo Ambrogi, Marco Lucchi

The series “Malignant Pleural Effusion” was commissioned by the editorial office, Journal of Xiangya Medicine without any sponsorship or funding. Duilio Divisi and Roberto Crisci are serving as the unpaid Guest Editors for the series.