Table 2—

Aetiology of malignant pleural effusions

Primary tumoursCasesGroup
Successful pleurodesisFailed pleurodesis
Lung49 (29)472
Breast34 (20)331
Mesothelioma25 (15)205
Lymphoma13 (8)112
Other origin#35 (21)332
Unknown origin12 (7)111
  • Data are presented as n or n (%). #: Ovary, colon, stomach, others.