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.
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.