BeckyCW Posted November 18, 2004 Share Posted November 18, 2004 I am wondering what causes a cancer patient to have fluid around the lungs, and how serious this is? (My brother will have surgery tomorrow morning to remove fluid... Is this a pericardial window?) Also, my uncle just called and was wondering why they must cut and insert a tube to drain the pericardial sac, instead of using a needle, like they did to drain fluid from his (my uncle's) collapsed lung a few years back after he had heart surgery. We figure there's a good reason, we're just curious, since the needle would seem less invasive. Thank you! BeckyCW Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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