pleurodesis

(PLOOR-oh-DEE-sis)

A medical procedure that uses chemicals or drugs to cause inflammation and adhesion between the layers of the pleura (a thin layer of tissue that covers the lungs and lines the interior wall of the chest cavity). This prevents the buildup of fluid in the pleural cavity. It is used as a treatment for severe pleural effusion.

Pronunciation of dictionary term "pleurodesis"

Pronunciation of dictionary term "pleurodesis"

Procedimiento médico durante el que se utilizan sustancias químicas o medicamentos para inflamar y adherir las capas de la pleura (el tejido que cubre los pulmones y reviste la pared interior de la cavidad pectoral). Esto impide la acumulación de líquido en la cavidad pleural. Se utiliza para tratar el derrame pleural grave.