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Hi All, What Is & How Is A Pleurectomy" Performed?

Postby Jacky » Thu Jun 19, 2014 9:28 pm

White coats needed i feel?? & thats the medical kind by the way!...............i think!.....errrrr......i...... what was the question again????????? ;-) ;-)
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Hi All, What Is & How Is A Pleurectomy" Performed?

Postby Gascon » Thu Jun 19, 2014 9:41 pm

DID YOU SPELL IT RIGHT/
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Hi All, What Is & How Is A Pleurectomy" Performed?

Postby Gascon » Thu Jun 19, 2014 9:49 pm

What is a pleurectomy?

Pleurectomy is the surgical procedure to remove the parietal pleura, the outermost lining around the lungs. This procedure is performed for a variety of disorders including pleural effusion, malignant pleural mesothelioma, and trauma
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Hi All, What Is & How Is A Pleurectomy" Performed?

Postby Mikio » Thu Jun 19, 2014 10:29 pm

A pleurectomy involves removing the lining between the lung and the chest wall. This causes the surface of the lung to stick to the chest wall, preventing further collapse.

The surgeon will make a small incision in your back about 7 cm long on your affected side. This will enable the surgeon to access your lung through your rib cage at the back.

In order to help the lung go back up after the procedure the surgeon will insert one or two chest drains. These drains allow air to escape in order for your lung to expand.
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