NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

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Sclerosol Intrapleural Aerosol
(SKLAYR-oh-sol IN-truh-PLOOR-ul AYR-oh-sol)
A mineral, usually used in a powdered form. Sclerosol Intrapleural Aerosol is used to prevent malignant pleural effusions from coming back. Malignant pleural effusion is a condition in which cancer causes an abnormal collection of fluid in the space between the lung and chest wall. When Sclerosol Intrapleural Aerosol is inserted into the pleural space, it causes the space to close up so fluid cannot collect there. Also called sterile talc powder, Steritalc, and talc.