Pleural Disorders

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Last Updated: 02 May 2022

Pleural disorders are problems that impact the tissue that covers the exterior of the lungs and lines the within your chest cavity. A percentage of liquid fills the pleural space, and when you take in and out, this liquid assists the pleural layers slide smoothly versus each other. Pleural effusion and pneumothorax occur when an infection, clinical problem, or upper body injury causes liquid, pus, blood, air, or other gases to develop in the pleural space. Breast pain, shortness of breath, and coughing are common symptoms of all types of pleural disorders, yet treatment for pleural disorders differs depending on what type you have and how significant it is.

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