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Related to pyothorax: pleural effusion, chylothorax


2. a pleural effusion containing pus; it occurs as an occasional complication of pleurisy or some other respiratory disease. Symptoms include dyspnea, coughing, chest pain on one side, malaise, and fever. thoracentesis may be done to confirm the diagnosis and determine the specific causative organism. Called also pyothorax and purulent or suppurative pleurisy (see pleurisy).
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.


Empyema in a pleural cavity.
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Empyema in a pleural cavity.
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Respiratory infections included pneumonitis, COPD patients with secondary infections, pyothorax and lung abscess.
The outcome was influenced by the following additional information: the suggestion of a pulmonary consolidation rather than a nodule; the exclusion of a diaphragmatic rupture; the location and characterization of an abscess or neoplasm with central necrosis; the identification of adenopathy in the cranial mediastinum, suggesting lymphoma; the identification of pleural effusion with the presence of debris, suggesting pyothorax (Figure 1); and the quantification of the pleural effusion resulting in the decision to not perform a thoracentesis.
Auscultation did not detect any abnormal sounds in sheep with lung abscesses; unilateral pyothorax and marked fibrinous pleurisy caused attenuation of sounds relative to the contralateral normal lung.
We report a 64-year-old-man with primary malignant lymphoma arising in the pleura with no history of persistent pyothorax. Chest computed tomography scan (CT) showed left pleural effusion with thickening of the parietal pleura.
When one of Cathy's trial springers, Tai, had recurring bouts of unexplained illness culminating in a pyothorax in 2005, Cathy was determined to find some answers about the cause.
Sometimes objects can be coughed up and removed but fewer times, if lodged deep into respiratory tract may lead to abscess, pyothorax and fistulous tract (Chan et al., 1990).
The main lesions observed in companion animals include skin lesions, pyothorax and pneumonia (MALIK et al., 2006).
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