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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Injection of carrageenan into the pleural cavity of rats elicited an inflammatory response within 6 h, characterized by the accumulation of fluid that contained large numbers of inflammatory cells as shown in Figure 2.
The enclosed space between these membranes is termed the pleural cavity and contains a certain amount of pleural fluid.
For fluid in the pleural cavity outside the lungs, a needle aspiration, thoracoscopy or thoracoscopic pleural biopsy can be done.
Ultrasonography and chest magnetic resonance imaging were performed demonstrating a big mass invading axillary vascular and neural structures, thoracic wall and pleural cavity (Figure 1).
Ampicillin/sulbactam was replaced by teicoplanin after 9 days of treatment due to the incomplete resolution of pneumonic consolidation and the presence of minimal loculated fluid in the left pleural cavity seen on chest X-ray and pleural USG.
When the left pleural cavity was opened, the pacing lead was found to be embedded in the anterior visceral pleura, but the left lung was not injured in agreement with preoperative CT findings.
We removed as much fibrinopurulent tissue as we could and washed the pleural cavity until it became visibly clean.
1 ml of heparinized Hank's solution was injected into the pleural cavity and gently massaged to mix its contents.
There are reports about rupturing of liver or pulmonary hydatid cyst into pleural cavity. (24,25) Hydadic cyst complicated with cholesterol pleurisy is not reported till now.
An analysis of acupuncture-related complications that had been reported in medical journals found that the most serious problem was accidental insertion of a needle into the fluid-filled space between the lungs and chest wall, known as the pleural cavity, but this is rare.
In such cases surgical reduction with stable pulmonary function is treatment of choice (Slensky, 2009) and it always needs controlled ventilation as pleural cavity is exposed.