Malignant Pleural Effusion

Posted On 2020-10-29 16:37:18

The series on “Malignant Pleural Effusion” is edited by Prof. Dragan Subotic, MD, PhD from Bel Medic General Hospital, Belgrade, Serbia.

With the widespread use of video-assisted thoracic surgical procedures, the focus of the clinicians in patients with malignant pleural effusion (MPE) moved from diagnostics to most efficient therapeutic options that are expected to provide both a survival benefit and quality of life. The decision-making process in practice is influenced by different causes of MPE - primary lung cancer, extrathoracic malignancies or pleural mesothelioma.

Editorial on Malignant Pleural Effusion (Preface)
Malignant pleural effusion—still an actual issue
Dragan Subotic

Review Article on Malignant Pleural Effusion
Etiopathogenesis of malignant pleural effusion
Dragana Jovanovic

Primary lung cancer and pleural effusion—diagnostic and therapeutic approach
Georgia Hardavella, Ioannis Karampinis

Pleural carcinosis caused by extrathoracic malignancies
Marcello Migliore, Misel Milosevic, Bojan Koledin

Possibilities of surgical pleurodesis for malignant pleural effusion
Sara Ricciardi, Massimo O. Jaus, Giuseppe Cardillo

Malignant pleural effusions and trapped lung
Danail Petrov, Teodora Mihalova, Daniel Valchev

Malignant pleural effusion and mesothelioma
Dragan Subotic

Non-small cell lung cancer, pleural effusion and carcinomatosis: always a criterion of inoperability?
Piotr Yablonskii, Andrey Nefedov, Andrey Arseniev, Andrey Kozak, Makhmud Mortada, Alexey Patsyuk

The series “Malignant Pleural Effusion” was commissioned by the editorial office, AME Medical Journal without any sponsorship or funding. Dragan R. Subotic is serving as the unpaid Guest Editors for the series.