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Catastrophic Pleural Disease

  • Prashant Rohatgi

Abstract

The accumulation of blood, serous fluid, pus, or air in the pleural space may result in a life-threatening situation for the patient. Prompt recognition and management are essential. This chapter will discuss each of these clinical situations separately.

Keywords

Pleural Fluid Pleural Cavity Pleural Space Spontaneous Pneumothorax Thoracostomy Tube 
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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1986

Authors and Affiliations

  • Prashant Rohatgi
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Pulmonary Disease SectionVeterans Administration Medical CenterUSA
  2. 2.Division of Pulmonary Diseases and AllergyGeorge Washington University School of Medicine and Health SciencesUSA

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