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Related to pleural: pleural effusion, pleural fluid

pleur·al

(plūr'ăl), Do not confuse this word with plural.
Relating to the pleura.

pleural

adjective Referring to the pleura.

pleur·al

(plūr'ăl)
Relating to the pleura.

Pleural

Pleural refers to the pleura or membrane that enfolds the lungs.
Mentioned in: Pneumothorax

pleural

emanating from or pertaining to the pleura.

pleural effusion
accumulation of fluid in the space between the membrane encasing the lung and that lining the thoracic cavity. The normal pleural space contains only a small amount of fluid to prevent friction as the lung expands and deflates. If, however, there is a disturbance in either the production of this fluid or its removal, the fluid accumulates and threatens collapse of the lung. In extreme cases there is total collapse of the lung and mediastinal shift.
pleural friction rub
the abrasive sound made by the rubbing together of two acutely inflamed serous surfaces, as in acute pleurisy. Later separation of the surfaces by accumulated exudate marks the disappearance of the rub. The sound is synchronous with the respiratory movements.
pleural gas
may be produced by gas-forming bacteria or be caused by leakage from thoracentesis or lesions of the airways.
pleural hemorrhage
pleural infection
pleural inflammation
see pleuritis.
pleural paracentesis
pleural peel
heavy fibrinous deposits on the pleura.
pleural stripping
1. removal of the pleura at an abattoir when the tissue is discolored or superficially diseased and the remainder of the carcass is suitable for human consumption.
2. surgical removal of excessive pleural fibrin deposits via thoracotomy.
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Hence, we carried out this study with an objective of highlighting the importance of pleural fluid ADA plus basic pleural fluid analysis in form of routine and microscopy examination in evaluating a case of tuberculous pleural effusion.
TUS not only helps in the diagnosis of these conditions, it also provides guidance for correct drains placement in patients with pleural fluid collections and also aids needle aspiration or biopsy of pleural or sub-pleural lung nodules/masses3.
The high sensitivity and specificity of ADA for an early diagnosis of tuberculous pleural effusion is promising.
Pleural fluid volume estimation: a chest radiograph prediction rule.
The detection of bacillus by culture, staining of histopathological studies or body fluids is essential for the diagnosis of TB, but it is necessary to take into account that less than 5% of the cases of TBP show a positive smear microscopy in the liquid Pleural due to the paucibacillary naturalization of this entity (6).
Desde entonces la paciente presenta mejor control convulsivo, pero requiere multiples hospitalizaciones por cuadros predominantemente respiratorios, en los cuales se documentaron neumonias y derrame pleural que se interpretaba como paraneumonico.
Clinicopathological characteristics and prognosis of malignant pleural mesothelioma (in Chinese).
Clinical examination and chest X-ray disclosed a significant right pleural effusion (Fig.
Tuberculosis and malignancy were considered in differential diagnosis of all mononuclear dominant exudative fluids and confirmed by either pleural biopsy histopathology or cytopathology and Ziehl-Neelsen staining of fluid sediment.
Data revealed that yield of pleural biopsy using Abrams needle was 70%.
Parietal-visceral pleural separation may manifest in other ways, such as apical capping or thickening of the paraspinal stripe.
The patient was then admitted to Pulmonary Services and a CT-guided pleural mass biopsy was performed.