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[pleuro- + -desis]
Production of adhesions between the parietal and visceral pleura. It is usually done surgically or by instillation of drugs or chemicals and is used to treat recurrent pneumothorax and malignant pleural effusions.
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Venes, Donald, editor. "Pleurodesis." Taber's Medical Dictionary, 24th ed., F.A. Davis Company, 2021. Nursing Central, nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/752932/all/pleurodesis.
Pleurodesis. In: Venes DD, ed. Taber's Medical Dictionary. F.A. Davis Company; 2021. https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/752932/all/pleurodesis. Accessed June 5, 2023.
Pleurodesis. (2021). In Venes, D. (Ed.), Taber's Medical Dictionary (24th ed.). F.A. Davis Company. https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/752932/all/pleurodesis
Pleurodesis [Internet]. In: Venes DD, editors. Taber's Medical Dictionary. F.A. Davis Company; 2021. [cited 2023 June 05]. Available from: https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/752932/all/pleurodesis.
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