pleuroscopy


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Related to pleuroscopy: pleurodesis
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pleur·os·co·py

n. pleuroscopía, examen de la cavidad pleural a través de una incisión en el tórax.
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Interventional Bronchoscopy and Pleuroscopy: A Book of Case Studies with Videos
Overnight hospital observation was performed after pleuroscopy procedure.
We performed diagnostic pleuroscopy in bronchoscopy suite on a spontaneous breathing patient.
Hands-on training course on pleuroscopy (medical thoracoscopy) and pleural medical procedures.
Objectives: For assessing the use of if simulation training on animal cadavers as a useful tool for training in pleuroscopy.
Pleural biopsy should be performed when cytological and microbiologic work up do not help.3 Pleural biopsy can be performed by Abrams needle, pleuroscopy, video assisted thoracoscopic surgery and thoracotomy.
Diagnostic value of closed percutaneous pleural biopsy vs pleuroscopy in suspected malignant pleural effusion or tuberculous pleurisy in a region with a high incidence of tuberculosis: A comparative, age-dependent study.
Thus, the identification of an elevated mesothelin level in an effusion warrants further clinical investigation, which would most likely involve pleuroscopy with multiple biopsies.
Pleuroscopy is indicated in patients with acute respiratory failure due to an unresolved exudative pleural effusion but it may not be possible to move such patients to the operating theatre or endoscopy room for pleuroscopy due to their critical condition.
Over the years thoracoscopy evolved mainly as 'pleuroscopy' and was used as an adjunct to other procedures.
More useful is the description of the pleura (peritoneum, hydrocele) on imaging or pleuroscopy (laparoscopy).