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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Pleural fluid aspiration was done by the conventional technique after confirmation of presence of fluid in pleural cavity and confirming suitable site for aspiration by ultrasound of chest.
1] Subsequently, to find out the communication between the pleural cavity and pancreatic duct, an MRCP was done which showed features of acute on chronic pancreatitis and a long fistulous tract was noted from the Major Pancreatic Duct (MPD) from the head of pancreas, extending along the right sub-hepatic space and hepatorenal pouch into the right pleural cavity via a well-defined transdiaphragmatic tract.
But during the follow up, the patient's radiological exam showed resistant multiloculated pockets of pus in the pleural cavity.
The enclosed space between these membranes is termed the pleural cavity and contains a certain amount of pleural fluid.
For fluid in the pleural cavity outside the lungs, a needle aspiration, thoracoscopy or thoracoscopic pleural biopsy can be done.
Ampicillin/sulbactam was replaced by teicoplanin after 9 days of treatment due to the incomplete resolution of pneumonic consolidation and the presence of minimal loculated fluid in the left pleural cavity seen on chest X-ray and pleural USG.
Ultrasonography and chest magnetic resonance imaging were performed demonstrating a big mass invading axillary vascular and neural structures, thoracic wall and pleural cavity (Figure 1).
Gas accumulated in the pleural cavity can cause mild or severe pleural chest pain that usually resolves within 24 h even though pneumothorax still exists (10).
Chemical pleurodesis is a method to treat CC through injecting the chemical agent into chest, which could induce the chemical pleural inflammation and adhesions, prompt the pleural cavity closure and prevent the chyle leakage.
1 ml of heparinized Hank's solution was injected into the pleural cavity and gently massaged to mix its contents.