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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Intrapleural administration of fibres induces mesotheliomain ratsin the same relative order of hazard as occurs in man after exposure.
The intrapleural space is comprised of two pleural membranes, the potential space between them, and a thin film of fluid.
We report such a case, where a commonly used bedside confirmatory test gave false reassurance that the NGT was properly positioned, but a plain chest X-ray revealed a massive pneumothorax due to inadvertent intrapleural placement of the tube.
The normal physiology of the pleural space includes negative intrapleural pressure.
Treatment of free-flowing tuberculous pleurisy with intrapleural urokinase.
A potential fourth cohort may be opened to evaluate an intrapleural delivery of ADVM-043.
Intrapleural instillation of fibrinolytic agents is undertaken to dissolve fibrinous clots and membranes, to prevent fluid sequestration and hence to improve drainage.
Prospective data available from both the Multicenter Intrapleural Sepsis Trial 1 (MIST1) and MIST2 trials showed no difference in efficacy of drainage of empyema between small-bore and large-bore drains.
Intrapleural septa are of prognostic significance and may predict a more complicated clinical course.