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Table 2 Pathology of 400 malignant pleural effusions.

From: Early and late morbidity and mortality and life expectancy following thoracoscopic talc insufflation for control of malignant pleural effusions: a review of 400 cases

PATIENTS
MALIGNANCY No %
Non small cell lung cancer 166 41.5
Breast cancer 97 24.2
Ovarian cancer 24 6
Uterine cancer 16 4
Colon cancer 16 4
Sarcoma 14 3.5
Gastric cancer 13 3.2
Lymphoma 13 3.2
Small cell lung cancer 10 2.5
Pleural mesothelioma 10 2.5
Melanoma 7 1.7
Oesophageal cancer 4 1
Testicular cancer 4 1
Hepatocellular cancer 3 0.7
Parotid gland cancer 2 0.5
Gallbladder cancer 1 0.2