Management of Malignant Pleural Effusions: An Official ATS/STS/STR Clinical Practice Guideline

This is a clinical practice guideline for patients with a malignant pleural effusion (MPE). The guideline provides recommendations for the management of these patients, and specifically discusses the use of thoracic ultrasound to guide pleural interventions, pleural drainage, large-volume thoracentesis and pleural manometry, among other topics. Recommendations for asymptomatic and symptomatic patients are addressed, as well as recommendations for patients with expandable lung.