pleural cavity

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pleural cavity

[′plu̇r·əl ¦kav·əd·ē]
(anatomy)
The potential space included between the parietal and visceral layers of the pleura.
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The location of the drain evidenced that all drains were in the pleural space, and, regarding the direction in the pleural space, 53% (53/100) of the drains were oriented towards the mediastinum, 41% (41/100) apical, and 6% (6/100) subpulmonary.
Talc deposits are classically found in the posterior basal regions but may present anywhere within the pleural space, including the fissures.
Chemotherapy, either as single agents or in combination, can be administered systemically or directly into the pleural space.
7) As the necrotic areas are replaced with thin-walled cysts, air is able to leak into the pleural space causing the pneumothorax.
Radiographs might also show an enlarged heart, along with evidence of fluid accumulation, such as enlarged vessels, fluid filled lungs or fluid in the pleural space.
Damage to these or adjacent arteries can cause significant bleeding into the low-pressure pleural space.
It is important to identify this fluid collection above the diaphragm and the recommendation is to evaluate other semiology signs to actually determine the presence of fluid inside the pleural space.
Auscultation is a key component of respiratory assessment of the lungs and pleural space leading to identification of COPD-related conditions.
They focus on surgical technique, but also detail indications and contraindications, pitfalls, complications, and surgical results related to lung transplantation and chronic lung disease, thoracic outlet syndrome, pectus repair, the chest wall, the diaphragm, the pleural space, mediastinal tumors, the trachea, and vascular procedures.
Gas can enter the pleural space through an opening in the visceral pleura from inside the lungs, or through a communication between the pleural space and the atmosphere through the chest wall and parietal pleura.
The chest radiograph on admission suggested pleural space occupation with contralateral mediastinal shift.
Carestream s current software already offers companion images that can enhance visualization of tubes, PICC lines and pneumothorax (an abnormal collection of air or gas in the pleural space that separates the lung from the chest wall).