Pleura

What is Pleura?

The serous membrane that lines the different parts of the wall of the pulmonary cavity; called costal, diaphragmatic, and mediastinal, according to the parts invested.

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when I cough I get a sharp pain in my chest like someone has a hot poker across my chest pain up towards my shoulder?...

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Brief Answer:
Likely to be due to a viral infection.

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My husband was diagnosed with Stage IIA (T1ab-T2a, N1) Lung cancer. He had a lobectomy 2 weeks ago and thinks he is cancer free based on what his...

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Hello dear. I have gone through the reports. Of course the tumor involves pleura, but still the stage of the disease remains the same. The tumor...

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I have had a productive severe cough for 8 weeks with fatigue. I have had colored sputum since the cough started. It started out green/yellow and...

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Brief Answer:
No need to worry for mesothelioma.

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hi doc.. i just had my thoracentesis twice last week and they drained almost 1.2 L of fluid.. but on my recent follow to my doctor today and had my...

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I have a paralysis of long thoracic nerve (right arm) 25 years, winged scapula etc. Take 3600mg Neurontin daily. Had pneumonia in February, still...

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My doctors report says, "Also noted is a rind-like nodular soft tissue pleural density of the medial right hemithorax with Hounsfield units ranging...

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My husband was diagnosed with Stage IIA (T1ab-T2a, N1) Lung cancer . He had a lobectomy 2 weeks ago and thinks he is cancer free based on what his...

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When I take deep breath or if I cough while driving long, I feel pain under the front ribs. While holding breath for taking chest X-Rays also, i...

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3 episodes of left sided spontaneous pneumothorax(
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onset and clearance of all thre episodes confirmed with Xrays.
no...

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for several months, I awake with dull pain inside rib cage , on left side, under shoulder blade. I sleep on my back or right side, changing...

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