Air invades the pleural space
in many of these patients because the alveolar epithelium has become compromised from a pulmonary disease.
As a result, of the increase in the total blood volume collected in the pleural space
and of the hematoma which is thought to be more and more organized, dead space will enlarge.
Pleura/effusion means an accumulation of fluid in the pleural space
23) Crescentic-dependent fluid collection in the pleural space
is seen on CT (Figure 17).
These principles are efficient drainage of the effusion, cessation of flow through the thoracic duct, and obliteration of the pleural space
Anaerobic infections of the lung and pleural space
Increased intra-abdominal pressure after instillation of fluid into the peritoneal cavity can result in leakage of the peritoneal dialysis solution from the peritoneal cavity into the pleural space
across the diaphragm.
Case records of the Massachusetts General Hospital, case #14032: an acute infection with bloody fluid in the right pleural space
In addition to lung cancer, the new thoracic program at Saint John's treats many other conditions, including benign and malignant obstructions of the airway or esophagus, esophageal cancer, motility disorders of the esophagus, infections of the lungs and pleural space
, and tumors of the chest wall.
Timely evacuation of an empyema is critical to avoid trapping of pus in the pleural space
, development of adhesions between the parietal and visceral pleurae, and formation of scar tissue.
A second thoracostomy tube was inserted in the right pleural space
and the left thoracostomy tube was repositioned.
There have been a variety of mechanisms to explain the shift of ascitic fluid into the pleural space
, including hypoalbuminemia, azygos vein hypertension, leakage from the thoracic duct, transdiaphragmatic lymphatic migration and most important, the pressure--gradient directed flow through diaphragmatic defects .