Regional Perfusion Therapy for Pleural Cavity Tumors

Pleural cavity tumors are found in the space between the lungs and chest wall that contains lubricating pleural fluid.

Pleural tumors usually are secondary cancers triggered by cancer cells that have spread to the pleural space from somewhere else in the body, most often the lungs. They are almost always cancerous and are difficult to operate on.

For these cancers, regional perfusion may be an option.

Perfusion Therapy Treatment for Pleural Cavity Tumors


 Treatment Description

Hyperthermic Pleural Perfusion

A heated solution containing anticancer drugs is circulated directly to and throughout the chest cavity to treat tiny tumors that have spread widely.


Learn more about additional treatment options for pleural cavity tumors at UPMC Cancer Centers.

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