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Pleural disease

Nick Maskell and Ann Millar

in Oxford Desk Reference: Respiratory Medicine

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print May 2009 | ISBN: 9780199239122
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191725753 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199239122.003.0014

Series: Oxford Desk Reference Series

Pleural disease

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This chapter covers normal physiologic fluid volume and cellular contents, assessment and investigation of an undiagnosed pleural effusion (including thoracoscopy), pneumothorax, exudative pleural effusions (excluding malignancy), transudative pleural effusions, malignant effusions, malignant mesothelioma, pleural effusions in systemic disease, pleural infection, and surgery for pleural diseases.

Chapter.  16273 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Respiratory Medicine and Pulmonology

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