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Table 3 Pathology of the primary tumor and different routes of delivery of 3 sclerosing agents for 104 cases with malignant pleural effusion

From: Chemical pleurodesis for malignant pleural effusion: which agent is perfect?

Pathology of the primary tumorBleomycin
(n = 43)
Doxycycline
(n = 36)
Betadine
(n = 25)
Total
Chest tube and bleomycinPig-tail and bleomycinChest tube and doxycyclinePig-tail and doxycyclineChest tube and betadinePig-tail and betadineTotal
n (%)
Bronchogenic carcinoma65245022 (21.2)
Hepatoma42132012 (11.5)
Cancer breast44426020 (19.2)
Osteosarcoma3003006 (5.8)
Colorectal3003309 (8.7)
Mesothelioma3002106 (5.8)
Ovarian3012208 (7.7)
Lymphoma21221210 (9.6)
Kidney1002003 (2.9)
Thymoma1010013 (2.9)
Esophageal0010102 (1.9)
Unknown primary0101103 (2.9)
Total n(%)30 (28.8)13 (12.5)12 (11.5)24 (23.1)22 (21.1)3 (2.9)104