Pleurodesis means to obliterate the pleural space artificially and let the two pleurae bind tightly to each other. It is a medical procedure that often used to prevent recurrence of pneumothorax or recurrent pleural effusion.
Pleurodesis can be done through chemical way or surgical way. However, normally, pleurodesis is not suitable for people with cystic fibrosis, because it will make the subsequent lung transplantation more difficult.
Keywords: pleurodesis; pleurodesis+