Definition of Pleurodesis

1. Noun. (surgery medicine) The production of adhesions between the outer wall of the lungs and its surrounding membrane ¹



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Medical Definition of Pleurodesis

1. The production of adhesions between the parietal and visceral pleura. The procedure is used in the treatment of bronchopleural fistulas, malignant pleural effusions, and pneumothorax and often involves instillation of chemicals or other agents into the pleural space causing, in effect, a pleuritis that seals the air leak. (12 Dec 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pleurodesis

pleurobranchia
pleurobranchs
pleurocarp
pleurocarpous
pleurocarpous moss
pleurocarps
pleurocele
pleurocentesis
pleurocentra
pleurocentrum
pleuroclysis
pleurocystidia
pleurocystidium
pleurodeles
pleurodeses
pleurodesis (current term)
pleurodire
pleurodires
pleurodont
pleurodonts
pleurodynia
pleurodynias
pleuroesophageal line
pleuroesophageal muscle
pleurogenic
pleurogenous
pleurography
pleurohepatitis
pleurolith
pleurolysis

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