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The management of malignant pleural effusions in breast cancer

Scott A. North, Anil A. Joy, and John R. Mackey

in Palliative Care Consultations in Advanced Breast Cancer

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780198530756
eISBN:
9780191730481
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198530756.003.0010
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making

This chapter discusses the management of malignant pleural effusions in breast cancer. Malignant pleural effusions are a common problem faced by women with advanced breast cancer. The pathophysiology ... More


The management of ascites

Karen Bowen, Jay R. Thomas, and Charles F. von Gunten

in Palliative Care Consultations in Gynaeoncology

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780198528067
eISBN:
9780191730351
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198528067.003.0010
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making

This chapter discusses the development and management of ascites, which is the accumulation of fluid in the abdomen. It is common in patients with epithelial malignancies such as ovarian and ... More


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