Table 1—

Patient and effusion description

Procedures109
Mean age yrs65
Male52
Female57
Effusion
 Right68
 Left41
Contralateral TPC9
Baseline effusion size#0.56
Effusion size after 2 weeks#0.11
  • Data are presented as n, unless otherwise stated. TPC: tunnelled pleural catheters. #: see Methods section.