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Anatomy and pathophysiology of the pleura and pleural space.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23206712     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Pleural effusions are most often secondary to an underlying condition and may be the first sign of the underlying pathologic condition. The balance between the hydrostatic and oncotic forces dictates pleural fluid homeostasis. The parietal pleura has a more significant role in pleural fluid homeostasis. Its vessels are closer to the pleural space compared with its visceral counterpart; it contains lymphatic stomata, absent on visceral pleura, which are responsible for a bulk clearance of fluid. The diagnosis and successful treatment of pleural effusions requires a mixture of imaging techniques and pleural fluid analysis.
Authors:
Nilay Gamze Yalcin; Cliff K C Choong; Norman Eizenberg
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Thoracic surgery clinics     Volume:  23     ISSN:  1547-4127     ISO Abbreviation:  Thorac Surg Clin     Publication Date:  2013 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-12-04     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101198195     Medline TA:  Thorac Surg Clin     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1-10     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright © 2013. Published by Elsevier Inc.
Affiliation:
Department of Surgery (MMC), Monash University, Clayton Road, Victoria 3800, Australia.
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