Pleural Adhesiolysis is an outpatient surgical procedure used to break up and remove adhesive pleural effusions. The adhesive material can cause severe chest pain, difficulty breathing, and a reduction in lung function. Pleural Adhesiolysis is a minimally invasive outpatient procedure that uses ultrasound or laser to break up the adhesive material, and then a catheter is inserted to suction the material from the pleural space.
Respira Chest and Critical Care Centre offer Pleural Adhesiolysis, a non-surgical procedure for the treatment of pleural effusion. A pleural effusion is a build-up of fluid in the space between the lungs and the chest wall. This procedure is performed under general anesthesia and involves making small incisions in the chest wall to allow drainage of the fluid.