pleurodesis


pleu·rod·e·sis

noun \pl-ˈräd-ə-səs\

Definition of PLEURODESIS

: obliteration of the pleural cavity by inducing adherence of the visceral and parietal pleural layers (as by the use of sclerosing agents or surgical abrasion) especially to treat pleural effusion, pneumothorax, and chylothorax

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