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Pleural disease

Pleural disease
Classification and external resources
MeSH D010995

Contents

  • Pleural content anomalies 1
  • Pleural lesions 2
  • Pleural diseases 3
  • Pleural tumors 4
  • See also 5

Pleural content anomalies

  • Pneumothorax: a collection of air within the pleural cavity, arising either from the outside or from the lung. Pneumothoraces may be traumatic, iatrogenic, or spontaneous. A tension pneumothorax is a particular type of pneumothorax where the air may enter (though a defect of the chest wall, lung, or airways) on inspiration, but cannot exit on expiration. Each breath increases the amount of trapped air in the chest cavity, leading to further lung compression. This is often an urgent situation and may progress to a medical emergency if there is compromise of the venous return to the heart causing hypotension and rarely shock.
  • chylothorax, esophageal rupture).

Pleural lesions

Pleural diseases

Pleural tumors

Pleural tumors may be benign (i.e. solitary fibromas) or malignant in nature. Pleural Mesothelioma is a type of malignant cancer associated with asbestos exposure.

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