pleural space


Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

pleural space

ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pleural space - the small potential space between the parietal and visceral layers of the pleura
space - an empty area (usually bounded in some way between things); "the architect left space in front of the building"; "they stopped at an open space in the jungle"; "the space between his teeth"
Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
Therefore before considering the first pleural procedure in a treatment nave patient, TUS can provide valuable information about pleural space abnormalities that helps in selection of appropriate management options for that particular patient.
It occurs due to disruption of the main pancreatic duct, resulting in leakage of pancreatic fluid into the pleural space [2-6] due to acute or chronic pancreatitis or may follow traumatic or surgical disruption of the pancreatic duct or rupture of a pseudo-pancreatic cyst.
However, the most common documented causes for intraoperative conversion in our study were inadequate visualization of the pleural space and extensive chest wall adhesions.
In a nutshell, this strives to bring the walls of the two pleural membranes together, which adhere and hence significantly reduce the volume of the pleural space.
It can be used to visualise the pleural space, and allows diagnostic biopsies to be performed.
The pressure within the pleural space is negative with respect to the alveolar pressure during the entire respiratory cycle.
Sampling technique employed was to include all such patients coming to thoracic surgery department and after assessment, required chest intubation or underwent surgical procedure in the end of which chest tube was placed in pleural space.
Histopathological study of surgical samples was used for verification of ruptured hydatid cyst into pleural space.
Any abnormal disease process which results in excessive fluid production or reduced fluid absorption leading to fluid collection within the pleural space can lead to formation of pleural effusion.
Calcification or other high attenuation within the pleural space is commonly due to asbestos exposure, chemical pleurodesis, and remote trauma or infection.
If air is present in the pleural space, one of three events must have occurred: communication between alveolar spaces and pleura; or direct or indirect communication between the atmosphere and the pleural space; or presence of gas-producing organisms in the pleural space.