Pleural Medicine

Pleural Medicine

The pleura is the membrane that lines the outside of the lungs. This membrane carries a small amount of liquid in order to lubricate the lungs during ventilation. Sometimes the membrane can get irritated, infected or inflamed therefore causing an excess fluid in the pleural cavity.

Current Research Activities

Our research programs explore new ways to prevent and better understand pleural effusion and pleural infection in order to improve its diagnosis and management.

Pleural Medicine was last modified: February 25th, 2019 by Sarah Cermak

Pleural Medicine was last modified: February 25th, 2019 by Sarah Cermak