pyothorax


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empyema

 [em″pi-e´mah]
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).

py·o·tho·rax

(pī'ō-thō'raks),
Empyema in a pleural cavity.

pyothorax

/pyo·tho·rax/ (-thor´aks) empyema (2).

pyothorax

[-thôr′aks]
1 a collection of pus in the pleural cavity.
2 purulent pleurisy.

py·o·tho·rax

(pī'ō-thōr'aks)
Empyema in a pleural cavity.

pyothorax

an accumulation of pus in the thorax. Commonly seen in cats, caused by a variety of bacteria, especially Pasteurella, Staphylococcus, Nocardia, Porphyromonas, Prevotella, and Bacteroides spp. Large amounts of pleural fluid accumulate. Affected cats frequently show a rapid development of dyspnea and cyanosis, and often die suddenly. See also empyema.
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4% of the primary chest wall tumors, and most pleural lymphomas develop in association with preceding long-standing pleural disease such as long-standing chronic tuberculous pyothorax or artificial pneumothorax for lung tuberculosis.
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.
The severity of clinical signs depended on size, type and location of foreign bodies and duration of obstruction, presence or absence of a stricture or a wall perforation, pneumothorax, pleuritis, pneumomediastinum, hemothorax and/or pyothorax (Gienella et al, 2009).
Pyothorax-associated lymphoma is a rare EBV-positive diffuse large B-cell lymphoma arising in patients with long-standing chronic pyothorax (treated with iatrogenic pneumothorax), secondary to tuberculosis.
23) Two distinct types of primary pleural lymphomas have been reported: the body cavity-based lymphoma in patients with HIV and the pyothorax-associated pleural lymphoma; primary pleural non-Hodgkin lymphoma arising in an immunocompetent subject without a history of chronic pyothorax is exceptional.
The present clinical scenario of the patient with loculated pyothorax and pleural thickening [Figure 3] resulted due to Barium leak into the pleura, empyema for which decortication procedure was planned.
This develops in the pleural cavity of patients with long-standing pyothorax, usually greater than 10 years, resulting from artificial pneumothorax for treatment of pulmonary or pleural tuberculosis or tuberculous pleuritis.
Angiosarcoma associated with pyothorax is not similar to primary pleural angiosarcoma.
1) Recently, Aozasa and associates (2) proposed that chronic pyothorax associated with pulmonary tuberculosis is one of the risk factors for angiosarcoma developing in the chest wall.