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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First, manipulation within the pleural cavity is more difficult than within the bronchi; there is a learning curve for the procedure.
Iuchi K, Aozasa K, Yamamoto S, Mori T, Tajima K, Minato K, Mukai K, Komatsu H, Tagaki T, Kobashi: Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma of the pleural cavity developing from longstanding pyothorax: Summary of clinical and pathological findings in thirty-seven cases.
Both man and animals can carry these worms, which penetrate the gut into the peritoneal cavity, and migrate through the diaphragm to the pleural cavity and lungs.
A variety of complications are reported in patients on PD, some of which are related to increased intra-abdominal pressure that results in accumulation of dialysis fluid in the pleural cavity, resulting in hydrothorax.
With opening of the pleural cavity and removal of the internal mammary artery, a raw surface is left in the thoracic cavity with an increased risk for hemorrhagic effusion, when warfarin is started from the third postoperative day.
1,2) These were usually described as traversing an internally directed course, such as those that eventually impinged on and/or penetrated various cardiac chambers, (3) great vessels, (4) or the pleural cavity.
Urinothorax, the presence of urine within the pleural cavity, is a very rare cause of transudative pleural effusions.
A THE pleural cavity is the space in your chest that contains the lungs.
Additionally, the FDP40, SDP40 (prepared from 40% v/v ethanol added of CSD) and SDP80 reduced the total leukocyte and polymorphonuclear cell migration in the pleural cavity.
He said doctors gave him no instructions or indications of how to keep spontaneous pneumothorax, the presence of air within the pleural cavity of the lungs, from re-occurring.
By contrast, infective and malignant causes will induce variable but substantial inflammatory and cellular responses in the pleural cavity and produce exudative effusions.