abrasion

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Related to pleural abrasion: pleurodesis
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Synonyms for abrasion

Synonyms for abrasion

an abraded area where the skin is torn or worn off

the wearing down of rock particles by friction due to water or wind or ice

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The procedure usually constitutes a bullectomy followed by pleurectomy and pleural abrasion in the manner noted above via posterolateral thoracotomy with the patient in the lateral decubitus position.
However, the pleural abrasion and pleurodesis were the other treatment methods to be applied even if they were performed in relatively small numbers.
Thoracoscopic parietal pleural argon beam coagulation versus pleural abrasion in the treatment of primary spontaneous pneumothorax.
Thoracoscopic bullectomy and pleural abrasion in the treatment of primary spontaneous pneumothorax.
Pleural abrasion of the parietal membrane surfaces using a rough pad is a form of mechanical pleurodesis, and can also be performed during an open thoracotomy.