Pleural disease

About

Our pleural disease service is the largest ambulatory pleural service in north west London. We facilitate the diagnosis and management of patients with pleural disease. 

We offer weekly outpatient clinics as well as performing both diagnostic and therapeutic pleural procedures.

Conditions we treat

Conditions we treat include:

  • benign pleural effusions resistant to medical management
  • malignant pleural effusions
  • unilateral effusions of unknown origin
  • pneumothoraces
  • pleural masses
  • plueral infection

Treatments we offer

Treatments include:

  • drainage of pleural effusions
  • pleural aspiration
  • insertion of indwelling pleural catheters for malignant and occasionally benign effusions
  • pleural biopsy
  • pleural opinion and follow up of pleural disease including pneumothoraces and pleural thickening

Contact

Outpatients appointments
020 3312 7942

Clinic appointments at St Mary's Hospital


020 3311 7198

Clinic appointments at Charing Cross Hospital

Outpatients appointments
020 3312 1836

Procedure appointments at St Mary's Hospital


020 3311 7198

Procedure appointments at Charing Cross Hospital

Advice for GPs
020 3312 7942
General Enquiries
020 3312 1836