pleural


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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
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Data reviewed related to patients aged 14-80 years with undiagnosed exudative PE despite thoracentesis, pleural biopsy or bronchoscopy who subsequently underwent VATS for diagnosis.
All patients had clinical symptoms such as hypodynamia, night sweating and chest pain during breathing and obvious pleural effusion characteristics, had no pulmonary parenchymal lesions under computed tomography (CT), and had 45 U/L higher adenosine deaminase (ADA) in pleural effusion.
Due to the above reasons, in the 8th edition, intrathoracic metastasis with features including contralateral pulmonary tumor nodules, pleural and pericardial metastatic lesions, is kept as M1a (Fig.
In this study, it was aimed to investigate the contribution of biochemical tests and cell analysis performed as standard procedures in pleural fluid sample before invasive methods in the separation of paramalign (benign)-malignant pleural effusion.
The patient became apyrexial two days after biantibiotic therapy Urinothorax resolved after pleural drainage and relief of the urinary tract obstruction (Figure 4).
Wang et al .[3] reported that the medical thoracoscopy is an effective and safe method for diagnosing pleural effusions of undetermined causes.
Pleural fluid cytology is diagnostic in more than twothirds of cases of malignant pleural effusion.
The etiological distribution of pleural effusions in various series depends on the geographical area, patient's age, and advances in the diagnostic methods and treatment of the underlying causes.
On physical examination, he was found to have clinical features of a small right-sided pleural effusion.
[7] This preference towards the use of small-bore drains is a position further supported by the British Thoracic Society (BTS) Pleural Disease Guideline 2010 that recommended the use of small-bore chest drains in the management of pneumothorax and malignant pleural effusion.
Patients with pleural effusion of a different origin that underwent thoracic ultrasonography in the clinic for thoracic surgery from January 2014 to December 2015 were included in this investigation.