fibrothorax

fibrothorax

 [fi″bro-thor´aks]
adhesion of the two layers of pleura, so that the lung is covered by a thick layer of nonexpansible fibrous tissue (called dry pleurisy; see pleurisy). It is often a consequence of traumatic hemothorax or of pleural effusion.

fi·bro·tho·rax

(fī'brō-thō'raks),
Fibrosis of the pleural space.

fibrothorax

/fi·bro·tho·rax/ (-thor´aks) adhesion of the two layers of pleura, so that the lung is covered by a thick layer of nonexpansible fibrous tissue (see dry pleurisy ). It is often a consequence of traumatic hemothorax or of pleural effusion.

fibrothorax

[-thôr′aks]
fibrosis of the pleural membranes.

fibrothorax

A highly nonspecific term for fibrosis of the pleural cavity, a finding which may follow resolution of a haemothorax, infection, inflammation or tuberculosis, or may correspond to a fibrous plaque, mesothelioma, or other (benign or malignant) proliferation. Fibrothorax is not a recognised pathological entity and is not used in the working medical parlance.

fibrothorax

adhesion of the two pleural layers, the lung being covered by thick nonexpansible fibrous tissue.