Pleural Disorders - Types

The types of pleural disorders are pleural effusion, pleurisy, and pneumothorax. Pleural effusion is a buildup of fluid in the pleural space. Pleurisy is inflammation of the pleura. Pneumothorax occurs when air or other gas builds up in the pleural space and may cause part or all of the lung to collapse.

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  • Syndication ID: 18920
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  • Source: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
  • Date Syndication Captured: Monday, October 21, 2019 at 07:28 PM
  • Date Syndication Updated: Saturday, January 09, 2021 at 01:06 AM


General: empyema hemothorax pleural effusion pneumothorax

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