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Long-term results of intrapericardial chemotherapeutic treatment of malignant pericardial effusions with thiotepa.

Authors
  • Martinoni, Alessandro
  • Cipolla, Carlo Maria
  • Cardinale, Daniela
  • Civelli, Maurizio
  • Lamantia, Giuseppina
  • Colleoni, Marco
  • Fiorentini, Cesare
Type
Published Article
Journal
Chest
Publication Date
Nov 01, 2004
Volume
126
Issue
5
Pages
1412–1416
Identifiers
PMID: 15539706
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Intrapericardial treatment with thiotepa carries a minimal risk and is a repeatable procedure that can dramatically increase quality of life, or even can improve survival and the natural history of disease in cancer patients.

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