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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.
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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
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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.
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empyema

the collecting of pus in one of the cavities of the body, especially in the cavity containing the lungs.
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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
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Translations

em·py·e·ma

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

n empiema m
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Laparoscopic cholecystectomy in empyma of gallbladder.
Ultrasound findings revealed was single stone [13(26%) patients in OC vs 10 (20%) patients in LC group], multiple stones [37(74%) patients in OC vs 40 (48%) patients in LC group], Impacted stone [15(30%) pa- tients in OC vs 18 (36%) patients in LC group], Thick wall gallbladder [26(52%) patients in OC vs 25(50%) patients in LC group], empyma [6(12%) patients in OC vs 8(16%) patients in LC group], mucocele [3(6%) patients in OC vs 5(10%) patients in LC group], contracted [7(14%) patients in OC vs 8(16%) patients in LC group].
In this study 2.24% of cases operated for more than 2 hours, 1.38% of patients with dense adhesions, .86% with thick walled gallbladder, 1.03% with acute cholecystitis, 1.55% with empyma and .52% with perforation of gallbladder had prolonged stay.