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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That may be a better description; the action of the lungs and the action of the ribcage are "linked" by the two pleural membranes.
The underlying reasons for exudative pleural effusion instead are represented by raised permeability of pleural membranes or capillary walls, with or without disruption of the vessels involved (thoracic duct included), or partial or complete obstruction of the lymphatic drainage of the pleural space (Light 2005).
Like thoracentesis, this examination checks whether a pleural effusion is the result of cancer metastasis to the pleural membranes or related to some other condition such as heart failure or an infection.