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the thin serous membrane around the lungs and inner walls of the chest

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A video bronchoscope Pentax SAFE 3000 (Model EB-1570 AK, Pentax, Tokyo, Japan) was then inserted via the trocar and the pleural cavity was inspected after all the fluid had been drained.
An overview of neoadjuvant chemotherapy in the multimodality treatment of malignant pleural mesothelioma [published online ahead of print March 27, 2012].
Primary effusion lymphoma (PEL) is a rare type of non-Hodgkin lymphoma that presents with pleural, pericardial, or peritoneal serosal effusion in body cavities, without detectable tumor masses or lymphadenopathies.
He added that he had received a number of recent representations on pleural plaques from MPs on behalf of their constituents.
Standard electrophoresis analysis of the unconcentrated pleural effusion showed a discrete band migrating at a position between the [beta] and [gamma] globulins.
Percutaneous drainage of the pleural fluid was helpful in excluding infection and malignancy, but not in establishing the diagnosis of underlying etiology.
He said: "When pleural plaques is diagnosed, it's a calling card that a person has been exposed to deadly asbestos dust and that they have a small chance of developing a more serious asbestos-related disease like mesothelioma.
Yesterday's ruling found that asbestos-related pleural plaques constitute "personal injury which is not negligible and is therefore actionable under Scots law".
The Commons motion says: "This House deeply regrets the unreasonable and unjust Government decision to deny compensation to widows of pleural plaques victims who had waited years to receive pounds 5,000 in compensation but who sadly died before the funds were eventually released.
The chest radiograph demonstrated bilateral large pleural opacities and a well-defined opacity in the right middle zone of the lung (Figure 1).
Pleural effusion is one of the common complications of primary tuberculosis or in conjunction with pulmonary infiltrate typical of post primary tuberculosis (Seibert, Haynes, Middleton, & Bass, 1991).
Malignant pleural effusion is a frequent and often morbid side effect of advanced metastatic disease, and its symptoms may cause anxiety and emotional distress for patients as well as their families.
Justice Secretary Jack Straw, pictured, announced that he would not change a Law Lords ruling that prevents sufferers of pleural plaques - a scarring of the lungs caused by exposure to asbestos - claiming compensation.