pleural space


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pleur·al cav·i·ty

[TA]
the potential space between the parietal and visceral layers of the pleura.

pleural space

pleural space

the potential space between the visceral and parietal layers of the pleurae. The space contains a small amount of fluid that acts as a lubricant, allowing the pleurae to slide smoothly over each other as the lungs expand and contract with respiration.

pleur·al cav·i·ty

(plūr'ăl kav'i-tē) [TA]
The potential space between the parietal and visceral layers of the pleura.
Synonym(s): pleural space.

Pleural space

The space between the pleural membranes that surround the lungs and the chest cavity.
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They may result from primary pleural pathology with secondary effects on the underlying lung or from primary lung pathology with secondary abnormalities of the pleural space.
What accounts for the negative pressure within the pleural space is the opposition of the elastic recoil of the lungs and that of the chest wall.
3) Eosinophilic predominance, defined as the presence of [greater than or equal to]10% eosinophils, carries little diagnostic significance as >30% of these effusions remain undiagnosed, but at times these effusions are caused by air or blood in the pleural space, (3), (6) drug reactions, TB and parasitic infections (Table 7).
Major Finding: A hospital algorithm for management of children with complicated bacterial pneumonia that called for ultrasound to assess the pleural space led to a drop in surgical procedures from 45% to 29%; readmissions were reduced from 8% to none.
The most likely explanation appears to be that ascitic fluid passes through congenital or acquired fenestrations in the diaphragm directly into the pleural space (2).
Patients present as clinically unstable with sepsis or shock in the presence of heavily contaminated mediastinum and pleural space.
kellicotti migration through the diaphragm into the pleural space and lungs.
In the patient with a tension pneumothorax, most physicians are familiar with the practice of inserting a needle into the pleural space to achieve pleural decompression.
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Fibrin will grow onto the cuff, securing the catheter in place while creating a barrier between the outside of the chest cavity and the pleural space.