pleural cavity

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pleural cavity

n.
The space that develops between the two pleurae when there is fluid between them. Also called pleural space.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pleural cavity - the cavity in the thorax that contains the lungs and heartpleural cavity - the cavity in the thorax that contains the lungs and heart
bodily cavity, cavum, cavity - (anatomy) a natural hollow or sinus within the body
pleura - the thin serous membrane around the lungs and inner walls of the chest
Translations
PleurahöhlePleuraspalt
pleŭro
cavidad pleural
pleuraholtepleurale ruimte
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These are patients with late-stage cancers involving the peritoneal and pleural cavities where the presence of a large tumor load has resulted in the accumulation of large volumes of fluid.
There was evidence of a large quantity of fluid in the abdominal, pericardial, and pleural cavities.
However, despite proper chest tube positioning, a large amount of serosanguinous pleural fluid remained in the pleural cavities (right, 500 mL; left, 100 mL) at autopsy.