P172 Indwelling pleural catheter removal and auto-pleurodesis: predictors and outcome

DN Addala, EO Bedawi, A Sundaralingam, R Banka, M Ellayeh, N Kanellakis, Y Zhao, NM Rahman
2021 Topics in thoracic malignancies   unpublished
group had treatment (surgery with incomplete excision). Differences between the groups did not reach statistical significance. Conclusions This single centre retrospective study in a predominantly Caucasian population replicates pleural recurrence rates from Hong et al. 1 This data might inform local processes but large prospective databases are required for national guidance. Significant limitations to this are its retrospective nature, reliance on coding, and length of follow up. Local
more » ... nce is associated with Incomplete surgical resection and possibly the preceding biopsy.
doi:10.1136/thorax-2021-btsabstracts.281 fatcat:aszfhxenkrbo7jaamnd7rbggji