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Diagnosis and Treatment of Pleural Effusion. Recommendations of the Spanish Society of Pulmonology and Thoracic Surgery. Update 2022

Sep 30, 2022 | Magazine: Archivos de Bronconeumología

Maribel Botana Rial  1 , Javier Pérez Pallarés  2 , Enrique Cases Viedma  3 , Francisco Julián López González  4 , José Manuel Porcel  5 , María Rodríguez  6 , Beatriz Romero Romero  7 , Luis Valdés Cuadrado  8 , Victoria Villena Garrido  9 , Rosa Cordovilla Pérez  10


Pleural effusion (PE) is a common yet complex disease that requires specialized, multidisciplinary management. Recent advances, novel diagnostic techniques, and innovative patient-centered therapeutic proposals have prompted an update of the current guidelines.

This document provides recommendations and protocols based on a critical review of the literature on the epidemiology, etiology, diagnosis, prognosis, and new therapeutic options in PE, and addresses some cost-effectiveness issues related to the main types of PE.

CITATION  Arch Bronconeumol. 2023 Jan;59(1):27-35.  doi: 10.1016/j.arbres.2022.09.017