"Pleurodesis" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus,
MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure,
which enables searching at various levels of specificity.
The production of adhesions between the parietal and visceral pleura. The procedure is used in the treatment of bronchopleural fistulas, malignant pleural effusions, and pneumothorax and often involves instillation of chemicals or other agents into the pleural space causing, in effect, a pleuritis that seals the air leak. (From Fishman, Pulmonary Diseases, 2d ed, p2233 & Dorland, 27th ed)
Below are MeSH descriptors whose meaning is more general than "Pleurodesis".
Below are MeSH descriptors whose meaning is more specific than "Pleurodesis".
This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Pleurodesis" by people in the URMC Research Network by year, and whether "Pleurodesis" was a major or minor topic of these publication.