pleural cavity

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the cavity in the thorax that contains the lungs and heart

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Pleural procedures and thoracic ultrasound: British Thoracic Society Pleural Disease Guideline 2010.
Diagnostic value of medical thoracoscopy in pleural disease.
This volume contains 50 chapters on the basic and clinical science of pleural diseases.
1] Articles used for this review were selected by using MEDLINE to search for English-language articles published on pleural diseases from the Middle East.
However, less attention has been directed to drug-induced pleural diseases (2).
Few studies have examined the role of positron-emission tomography (using 18-fl uorodeoxyglucose) combined with CT (PET-CT) in the investigation of pleural diseases.
The role of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in the context of lung and pleural diseases is currently evolving, but generally does not provide additional information compared to the CT scan (Tan et al 2006).
Dr Guhan said the new machine will be used in the pleural diseases clinic.
Most environmental professionals are aware that commercial asbestos workers are at increased risk of developing several respirator)' diseases, including asbestosis, lung cancer, mesothelioma, and pleural diseases (Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry [ATSDR], 2001).
Chest CT can also be helpful in distinguishing between parenchymal and pleural diseases as well as pleural thickening.
Other types of asbestos-related diseases are benign pleural diseases, pleural plaques and lung cancer; however, they require evidence of exposure.