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em·py·e·ma

 (ĕm′pī-ē′mə)
n. pl. em·py·e·ma·ta (-mə-tə)
The presence of pus in a body cavity, especially the pleural cavity.

[Medieval Latin empyēma, from Greek empuēma, from empuein, to suppurate; see pū̆- in Indo-European roots.]

em′py·e′mic adj.

empyema

(ˌɛmpaɪˈiːmə)
n, pl -emata (-ˈiːmətə) or -emas
(Pathology) a collection of pus in a body cavity, esp in the chest
[C17: from Medieval Latin, from Greek empuēma abscess, from empuein to suppurate, from puon pus]
ˌempyˈemic adj

em•py•e•ma

(ˌɛm piˈi mə, -paɪ-)

n.
a collection of pus in a body cavity, esp. the pleural cavity.
[1605–15; < Late Latin < Greek empýēma, empyē-, variant of empyeîn to suppurate]
em`py•e′mic, adj.

empyema

the collecting of pus in one of the cavities of the body, especially in the cavity containing the lungs.
See also: Disease and Illness
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.empyema - a collection of pus in a body cavity (especially in the lung cavity)empyema - a collection of pus in a body cavity (especially in the lung cavity)
inflammatory disease - a disease characterized by inflammation
purulent pleurisy - a collection of pus in the lung cavity
Translations

em·py·e·ma

n. L. empiema, acumulación de pus en una cavidad, esp. la cavidad torácica;
___ of the chest___ torácico.

empyema

n empiema m
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Fibrinolytic treatment of complicated pediatric thoracic empyemas with intrapleural streptokinase.
On MRI, there was pus in the right lateral ventricle and 4th ventricle and posterior falx and medial left occipital lobe empyemas.
There were 15 cases of ICS in which the source of sepsis could not be determined; of these, 12 were abscesses and 3 empyemas.
Intracranial subdural empyemas in the era of computed tomography: a review of 699 cases.
Although accounting only for 10% of pleural empyemas, Mycobacterium tuberculosis accounts for most cases of empyema necessitatis.
Ultimately, he required bilateral video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery for decortication of the empyemas (5,6), at which time extensive left lower lobe necrosis was noted.
We are seeing a large number of complicated necrotizing pneumonias and empyemas, we are seeing S.
Of the 212 patients for whom information on therapeutic intervention was available, 59% underwent video-assisted thoracoscopy (VATS), which is now emerging as the most cost-effective treatment for complicated pleural empyemas at the institutions where physicians have become expert at performing it.