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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The pleural cavity was then opened and the exudate collected using sterile plastic syringes and transferred to plastic tubes.
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Some of these patients are critically ill and in some cases, continuous pleural cavity suction may be desirable throughout the treatment period.
Large lesions, as in our case, protrude into the pleural cavity with a vascular pedicle attached to the visceral pleura and are covered by adhesions.
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A second Phase I/II study is currently under way in patients with late stage cancer which has spread to the pleural cavity.
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