Thorax 58:ii29-ii38 doi:10.1136/thx.58.suppl_2.ii29

BTS guidelines for the management of malignant pleural effusions

  1. on behalf of the BTS Pleural Disease Group, a subgroup of the BTS Standards of Care Committee
  1. 1Department of Respiratory Medicine, James Cook University Hospital, Middlesborough TS4 3BW, UK
  2. 2Respiratory Centre, St Mary’s Hospital, Portsmouth PO3 6AD, UK
  3. 3Cardiothoracic Surgery Department, Nottingham City Hospital, Nottingham NG5 1PB, UK
  4. 4Kings Mill Centre, Sutton in Ashfield, Nottingham NG17 4LJ, UK
  1. Correspondence to:
    Dr G Antunes, Department of Respiratory Medicine, James Cook University Hospital, Marton Road, Middlesborough TS4 3BW, UK;


These guidelines have been replaced by BTS Pleural Disease Guideline 2010

Superseded By BTS Pleural Disease Guideline 2010: BTS Guidelines for the Management of Pleural Disease. Thorax 2003 May; 58(Suppl 2): 1–59.