Table 1

Details of diagnoses made in patients undergoing each procedure

DiseasesTherapeutic aspiration (%)ICD insertion (%)Diagnostic aspiration (%)Thoracoscopy (%)Indwelling pleural catheter (%)Total
Malignant pleural effusion33 (56)20 (61)11 (34) 8 (36)13 (100) 85 (54)
Pleural infection 1 (2) 5 (15) 4 (13) 0 (0) 10 (6)
Heart failure 8 (12) 4 (12) 1 (3) 0 (0) 0 (0) 13 (8)
Post surgery 2 (4) 0 (0) 1 (3) 1 (5) 0 (0)  4 (2)
Paramalignant effusion 6 (10) 2 (6) 8 (25) 4 (18) 0 (0) 20 (13)
IgG4 disease 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 2 (9) 0 (0)  2 (1)
Post trauma 4 (8) 1 (3) 1 (3) 0 (0) 0 (0)  6 (4)
Rheumatoid arthritis 0 (0) 0 (0) 1 (3) 1 (5) 0 (0)  2 (1)
Asbestos-related benign effusion 4 (8) 0 (0) 4 (13) 6 (27) 0 (0) 14 (9)
Hepatic hydrothorax 0 (0) 1 (3) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0)  1 (1)
Tuberculous pleuritis 0 (0) 0 (0) 1 (3) 0 (0) 0 (0)  1 (1)
Total58 (100)33 (100)32 (100)22 (100)13 (100)158 (100)