Pleural Diseases

Pleural Diseases

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 Diseases was last modified: November 26th, 2018 by Sarah Cermak

Pleural Diseases was last modified: November 26th, 2018 by Sarah Cermak