pleural diseases

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Summary: Diseases involving the PLEURA.

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  1. Mutsaers S, Kalomenidis I, Wilson N, Lee Y. Growth factors in pleural fibrosis. Curr Opin Pulm Med. 2006;12:251-8 pubmed
    ..On the other hand, pleural septations and fibrosis are undesirable outcomes in pleural infection and fibrothoraces. The significance of growth factors in the pathogenesis of pleural fibrosis has become increasingly apparent...
  2. Abu Hijleh M, Blundin M. Emergency use of an endobronchial one-way valve in the management of severe air leak and massive subcutaneous emphysema. Lung. 2010;188:253-7 pubmed publisher
    ..The valves selectively block inspiratory airflow to a specific segmental or subsegmental airway but allow expiratory flow with drainage of air and secretions from the corresponding distal airways and lung parenchyma...
  3. Cannella M, Cornelis F, Descat E, Ferron S, Carteret T, Castagnède H, et al. Bronchopleural fistula after radiofrequency ablation of lung tumours. Cardiovasc Intervent Radiol. 2011;34 Suppl 2:S171-4 pubmed publisher
    ..Our goal is to highlight the fact that BPF can occur without needle-track coagulation and to suggest that minimally invasive treatment is sufficient to cure BPFs of this specific origin...
  4. Mastrangelo G, Ballarin M, Bellini E, Bicciato F, Zannol F, Gioffrè F, et al. Asbestos exposure and benign asbestos diseases in 772 formerly exposed workers: dose-response relationships. Am J Ind Med. 2009;52:596-602 pubmed publisher
  5. Piciucchi S, Tomassetti S, Casoni G, Sverzellati N, Carloni A, Dubini A, et al. High resolution CT and histological findings in idiopathic pleuroparenchymal fibroelastosis: features and differential diagnosis. Respir Res. 2011;12:111 pubmed publisher
    ..The aim of this report is to describe two further cases of this rare disease, reviewing CT, clinical and histological features...
  6. Kodama H, Yamakado K, Murashima S, Takaki H, Uraki J, Nakatsuka A, et al. Intractable bronchopleural fistula caused by radiofrequency ablation: endoscopic bronchial occlusion with silicone embolic material. Br J Radiol. 2009;82:e225-7 pubmed publisher
    ..Despite chest drainage for 1 month, air leakage continued through a bronchopleural fistula. Bronchial occlusion was performed with a silicone embolus, causing cessation of the air leakage...
  7. Qin Z, Qu J, Xu J, Zhang J, Summah H, Sai Yin H, et al. Intrapleural delivery of mesenchymal stem cells: a novel potential treatment for pleural diseases. Acta Pharmacol Sin. 2011;32:581-90 pubmed publisher
    To develop a method to deliver mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) into the pleural cavity for the treatment of pleural diseases.
  8. Orki A, Akin O, Tasci A, Ciftci H, Urek S, Falay O, et al. The role of positron emission tomography/computed tomography in the diagnosis of pleural diseases. Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2009;57:217-21 pubmed publisher
    ..assess the role of F-18 fluoro-2-D-deoxyglucose positron emission tomography ( (18)FDG-PET)/computed tomography (CT) in patients with undiagnosed pleural diseases and to compare the findings with those of invasive diagnostic procedures.
  9. von der Thüsen J, Hansell D, Tominaga M, Veys P, Ashworth M, Owens C, et al. Pleuroparenchymal fibroelastosis in patients with pulmonary disease secondary to bone marrow transplantation. Mod Pathol. 2011;24:1633-9 pubmed publisher

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  1. Rahman N, Maskell N, West A, Teoh R, Arnold A, Mackinlay C, et al. Intrapleural use of tissue plasminogen activator and DNase in pleural infection. N Engl J Med. 2011;365:518-26 pubmed publisher
    ..Drainage of infected fluid is key to successful treatment, but intrapleural fibrinolytic therapy did not improve outcomes in an earlier, large, randomized trial...
  2. Tiitola M, Kivisaari L, Zitting A, Huuskonen M, Kaleva S, Tossavainen A, et al. Computed tomography of asbestos-related pleural abnormalities. Int Arch Occup Environ Health. 2002;75:224-8 pubmed
    ..To study the observer agreement in several asbestos-related pleural abnormalities and to define criteria to discriminate between pleural changes in workers with occupational disease, and those in controls...
  3. Chiche L, Donati S, Corno G, Benoit S, Granier I, Chouraki M, et al. [Trichomonas tenax in pulmonary and pleural diseases]. Presse Med. 2005;34:1371-2 pubmed
    ..Trichomonas is a protozoan rarely incriminated in pulmonary or pleural disorders...
  4. Ferraroli G, Testori A, Cioffi U, De Simone M, Alloisio M, Galliera M, et al. Healing of bronchopleural fistula using a modified Dumon stent: a case report. J Cardiothorac Surg. 2006;1:16 pubmed
    ..Bronchopleural fistula following lung resection is a therapeutic challenge for thoracic surgeons...
  5. Greillier L, Astoul P. Mesothelioma and asbestos-related pleural diseases. Respiration. 2008;76:1-15 pubmed publisher
    ..The aim of this review is to provide an overview of asbestos-related pleural diseases. We summarized the most relevant data for the diagnosis and the management of benign asbestos pleural ..
  6. Becker C, Gil J, Padilla M. Idiopathic pleuroparenchymal fibroelastosis: an unrecognized or misdiagnosed entity?. Mod Pathol. 2008;21:784-7 pubmed publisher
    ..Only with better understanding of this disease can we hope in the future to be able to offer treatments other than supportive care and ultimately lung transplantation, which are the only therapeutic options available today...
  7. Mastrangelo G, Ballarin M, Bellini E, Bizzotto R, Zannol F, Gioffrè F, et al. Feasibility of a screening programme for lung cancer in former asbestos workers. Occup Med (Lond). 2008;58:175-80 pubmed publisher
    ..Low-dose computed tomography (CT) has been found to detect more Stage IA lung cancer than chest x-ray...
  8. Lois M, Noppen M. Bronchopleural fistulas: an overview of the problem with special focus on endoscopic management. Chest. 2005;128:3955-65 pubmed
    ..Therapeutic success has been variable, and the lack of consensus suggests that no optimal therapy is available; rather, the current therapeutic options seem to be complementary, and the treatment should be individualized...
  9. Ameille J, Matrat M, Paris C, Joly N, Raffaelli C, Brochard P, et al. Asbestos-related pleural diseases: dimensional criteria are not appropriate to differentiate diffuse pleural thickening from pleural plaques. Am J Ind Med. 2004;45:289-96 pubmed
    ..A multicenter restropective study was conducted to assess the relevance of two radiographic definitions of DPT...
  10. Gevenois P, de Maertelaer V, Madani A, Winant C, Sergent G, De Vuyst P. Asbestosis, pleural plaques and diffuse pleural thickening: three distinct benign responses to asbestos exposure. Eur Respir J. 1998;11:1021-7 pubmed
    ..In these workers with a normal or near-normal radiograph, three groups of subjects with different responses were distinguished. Crow's feet and rounded atelectasis help to differentiate plaques from diffuse thickening...
  11. Mutsaers S, Prele C, Brody A, Idell S. Pathogenesis of pleural fibrosis. Respirology. 2004;9:428-40 pubmed
  12. Mavi A, Lakhani P, Zhuang H, Gupta N, Alavi A. Fluorodeoxyglucose-PET in characterizing solitary pulmonary nodules, assessing pleural diseases, and the initial staging, restaging, therapy planning, and monitoring response of lung cancer. Radiol Clin North Am. 2005;43:1-21, ix pubmed
    ..and management of a multitude of pulmonary disorders, including solitary pulmonary nodules, lung cancer, and pleural diseases. While conventional imaging modalities such as chest radiography and CT are considered essential in these ..
  13. García Franco C, Flandes Aldeyturriaga J, Zapatero Gaviria J. Ultraflex expandable metallic stent for the treatment of a bronchopleural fistula after pneumonectomy. Ann Thorac Surg. 2005;79:386 pubmed
  14. Watanabe S, Shimokawa S, Yotsumoto G, Sakasegawa K. The use of a Dumon stent for the treatment of a bronchopleural fistula. Ann Thorac Surg. 2001;72:276-8 pubmed
    ..Consequently, we placed a Dumon stent in the right main bronchus to close the stump...
  15. Migliore M, Giuliano R, Aziz T, Saad R, Sgalambro F. Four-step local anesthesia and sedation for thoracoscopic diagnosis and management of pleural diseases. Chest. 2002;121:2032-5 pubmed
    ..Most thoracic surgeons perform thoracoscopy under general anesthesia using a double-lumen endotracheal tube. We describe our own technique for performing thoracoscopy under local anesthesia and sedation...
  16. Cottin V, Brillet P, Combarnous F, Duperron F, Nunes H, Cordier J. Syndrome of pleural and retrosternal "bridging" fibrosis and retroperitoneal fibrosis in patients with asbestos exposure. Thorax. 2008;63:177-9 pubmed publisher
    ..These cases represent an unusual new presentation of pleural and retrosternal fibrosis extending beyond the anatomical structures and associated with retroperitoneal fibrosis...
  17. Mora G, de Pablo A, García Gallo C, Laporta R, Ussetti P, Gamez P, et al. [Is endoscopic treatment of bronchopleural fistula useful?]. Arch Bronconeumol. 2006;42:394-8 pubmed
    ..New endoscopic techniques have been developed as an alternative to surgical treatment of bronchopleural fistula. The objective of this study was to analyze our experience with endoscopic treatment of such fistulas...
  18. Maskell N, Davies C, Nunn A, Hedley E, Gleeson F, Miller R, et al. U.K. Controlled trial of intrapleural streptokinase for pleural infection. N Engl J Med. 2005;352:865-74 pubmed
    ..This use is based on small trials that did not have the statistical power to evaluate accurately important clinical outcomes, including safety. We conducted a trial to clarify the therapeutic role of intrapleural streptokinase...
  19. Whitehouse A. Asbestos-related pleural disease due to tremolite associated with progressive loss of lung function: serial observations in 123 miners, family members, and residents of Libby, Montana. Am J Ind Med. 2004;46:219-25 pubmed
    ..The community of Libby, Montana has recently been the focus of national attention secondary to widespread amphibole contamination associated with vermiculite mining and processing...
  20. Maniwa T, Saito Y, Kaneda H, Imamura H. Bronchial stump reinforcement with the intercostal muscle flap without adverse effects. Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2006;30:652-6 pubmed
    ..We also investigated whether harvesting the intercostal muscle flap leads to an increase in blood loss during surgery and whether the type of flap influences chest-tube volume and pain after surgery...
  21. Roach H, Davies G, Attanoos R, Crane M, Adams H, Phillips S. Asbestos: when the dust settles an imaging review of asbestos-related disease. Radiographics. 2002;22 Spec No:S167-84 pubmed
    ..CT can help identify the disease in its early stages. Asbestos-related cancers can occur anywhere in the lungs. Recognition of the clinical, radiologic, and pathologic features of these diseases will be important for some years to come...
  22. Gallardo X, Castaner E, Mata J. Benign pleural diseases. Eur J Radiol. 2000;34:87-97 pubmed
    ..For the purposes of this review, pleural abnormalities will be divided into pleural effusion, pneumothorax, and pleural calcification...
  23. Deschamps C, Bernard A, Nichols F, Allen M, Miller D, Trastek V, et al. Empyema and bronchopleural fistula after pneumonectomy: factors affecting incidence. Ann Thorac Surg. 2001;72:243-7; discussion 248 pubmed
    ..Factors affecting the incidence of empyema and bronchopleural fistula (BPF) after pneumonectomy were analyzed...
  24. Metintas M, Ucgun I, Elbek O, Erginel S, Metintas S, Kolsuz M, et al. Computed tomography features in malignant pleural mesothelioma and other commonly seen pleural diseases. Eur J Radiol. 2002;41:1-9 pubmed
    To investigate the computed tomography (CT) features of malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) cases, comparing them to those in other malignant and benign pleural diseases.
  25. Mitchev K, Dumortier P, De Vuyst P. 'Black Spots' and hyaline pleural plaques on the parietal pleura of 150 urban necropsy cases. Am J Surg Pathol. 2002;26:1198-206 pubmed
    ..Scores correlated with sex and age. There was no relationship between the predominant locations of black spots and hyaline pleural plaques...
  26. Tayama K, Eriguchi N, Futamata Y, Harada H, Yoshida A, Matsunaga A, et al. Modified Dumon stent for the treatment of a bronchopleural fistula after pneumonectomy. Ann Thorac Surg. 2003;75:290-2 pubmed
    ..Resuturing of the right main bronchial stump, endoscopic treatment, and repair using a latissimus dorsi muscle flap were not effective. Consequently we placed a modified Dumon stent in the carina, which effectively closed the stump...
  27. Chapman S, Cookson W, Musk A, Lee Y. Benign asbestos pleural diseases. Curr Opin Pulm Med. 2003;9:266-71 pubmed
    ..Although much attention is devoted to malignant diseases induced by asbestos, benign asbestos pleural diseases (pleural plaques, benign asbestos-related pleural effusion, diffuse pleural thickening, and rounded ..
  28. Peipins L, Lewin M, Campolucci S, Lybarger J, Miller A, Middleton D, et al. Radiographic abnormalities and exposure to asbestos-contaminated vermiculite in the community of Libby, Montana, USA. Environ Health Perspect. 2003;111:1753-9 pubmed
    ..R. Grace worker, and being a male. In addition to being a former W.R. Grace worker, environmental exposures and other nonoccupational risk factors were also important predictors of asbestos-related radiographic abnormalities...
  29. Taghavi S, Marta G, Lang G, Seebacher G, Winkler G, Schmid K, et al. Bronchial stump coverage with a pedicled pericardial flap: an effective method for prevention of postpneumonectomy bronchopleural fistula. Ann Thorac Surg. 2005;79:284-8 pubmed
    ..Bronchopleural fistula is a serious complication after pneumonectomy. The aim of this retrospective study was to investigate the efficacy of bronchial stump reinforcement with a pedicled flap of whole pericardium...
  30. Sakurai J, Hiraki T, Mukai T, Mimura H, Yasui K, Gobara H, et al. Intractable pneumothorax due to bronchopleural fistula after radiofrequency ablation of lung tumors. J Vasc Interv Radiol. 2007;18:141-5 pubmed
    ..Although it is rare, with an incidence of 0.6% (2/334) at our institution, intractable pneumothorax due to bronchopleural fistula should be recognized as a risk associated with radiofrequency ablation of lung tumors...
  31. Vierikko T, Järvenpää R, Autti T, Oksa P, Huuskonen M, Kaleva S, et al. Chest CT screening of asbestos-exposed workers: lung lesions and incidental findings. Eur Respir J. 2007;29:78-84 pubmed
    ..The numerous incidental findings are a major concern for future screenings, which should be considered for asbestos-exposed ex-smokers and current smokers...
  32. Karjalainen A, Karhunen P, Lalu K, Penttila A, Vanhala E, Kyyronen P, et al. Pleural plaques and exposure to mineral fibres in a male urban necropsy population. Occup Environ Med. 1994;51:456-60 pubmed
  33. Jantz M, Antony V. Pathophysiology of the pleura. Respiration. 2008;75:121-33 pubmed publisher
    ..We will also review the processes involved in the pathogenesis of pleural fibrosis...
  34. Hoda M, Dong Y, Rozsas A, Klikovits T, László V, Ghanim B, et al. Circulating activin A is a novel prognostic biomarker in malignant pleural mesothelioma - A multi-institutional study. Eur J Cancer. 2016;63:64-73 pubmed publisher
    ..Samples from 45 healthy individuals and from 16 patients with non-malignant pleural diseases served as controls...
  35. Wrightson J, Helm E, Rahman N, Gleeson F, Davies R. Pleural procedures and pleuroscopy. Respirology. 2009;14:796-807 pubmed publisher
    ..This review presents a systematic evaluation of the potential complications of common pleural procedures. ..
  36. Ryan P, Dihle M, Griffin S, Partridge C, Hilbert T, Taylor R, et al. Erionite in road gravel associated with interstitial and pleural changes--an occupational hazard in western United States. J Occup Environ Med. 2011;53:892-8 pubmed publisher
    ..Public health officials and physicians in affected areas should be aware of the potential health effects of erionite exposure. Precautionary measures should be taken to limit occupational exposure to gravel containing erionite. ..
  37. El Sameed Y, Waness A, Al Shamsi I, Mehta A. Endobronchial valves in the management of broncho-pleural and alveolo-pleural fistulae. Lung. 2012;190:347-51 pubmed publisher
    ..It is a minimally invasive procedure recommended as an option, particularly in patients not fit for surgical repair...
  38. Patil P, Cua Y, Farver C, Perez R, Mehta A, Panchabhai T. A 54-Year-Old Man With Anasarca, Dyspnea, and Recurrent Bilateral Pleural Effusions. Chest. 2017;152:e39-e44 pubmed publisher
    ..He reported a 15-pack year history of smoking and quit 3 years ago. Chest radiograph at that time revealed bilateral pleural effusions that were both reportedly milky in appearance when drained by thoracenteses. ..
  39. Wuthisuthimethawee P, Sangkhathat S, Ruegklinag C, Patrapinyokul S, Laoprasopwathana K. Gastropleural fistula following a splenectomy for splenic abscess: a case report. J Med Assoc Thai. 2008;91:1291-5 pubmed
    ..The patient presented with the clinical condition of chronic empyema thoracis and responded well to medical and surgical treatment. ..
  40. Garbuzenko D, Arefyev N. Hepatic hydrothorax: An update and review of the literature. World J Hepatol. 2017;9:1197-1204 pubmed publisher
    ..in the pleural cavity in patients with decompensated liver cirrhosis but without cardiopulmonary and pleural diseases. It causes respiratory failure which aggravates the clinical course of liver cirrhosis, and the emergence of ..
  41. Thomas P, Falcoz P, Bernard A, Le Pimpec Barthes F, Jougon J, Brouchet L, et al. Bilobectomy for lung cancer: contemporary national early morbidity and mortality outcomes. Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2016;49:e38-43; discussion e43 pubmed publisher
    ..Additional surgical measures to prevent pleural space complications and bronchial fistula should be encouraged with this operation. In contrast, upper bilobectomy shares more or less the same hazards as lobectomy. ..
  42. Cooper A, Gupta A, Odom S. Conservative management of a bilothorax resulting from blunt hepatic trauma. Ann Thorac Surg. 2012;93:2043-4 pubmed publisher
    ..Pleurobiliary fistula after blunt abdominal trauma is rare. We report a case managed with tube thoracostomy alone, without the need for biliary system drainage. ..
  43. Prasad R, Arthur L, Timmapuri S, Schwartz M, Fairbanks T, Mendelson K, et al. Early experience with single-incision thoracoscopic surgery in the pediatric population. J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A. 2011;21:189-92 pubmed publisher
    ..The in-line positioning of the camera and instruments often proves to be an advantage rather than a hindrance. ..
  44. Stratakos G, Zuccatosta L, Porfyridis I, Sediari M, Zisis C, Mariatou V, et al. Silver nitrate through flexible bronchoscope in the treatment of bronchopleural fistulae. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2009;138:603-7 pubmed publisher
  45. Sahota S, Nassr A, Khan M, Marsh R, Moran S, Arnold P, et al. Treatment of a thoracic dural-pleural fistula with a vascularized omental flap: a case report. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2012;37:E683-5 pubmed publisher
    ..Alternative treatment options may be necessary when more traditional techniques fail. Our report highlights one such option, a vascularized omental flap, which was used to successfully treat the patient. ..
  46. Wilkosz S, Edwards L, Bielsa S, Hyams C, Taylor A, Davies R, et al. Characterization of a new mouse model of empyema and the mechanisms of pleural invasion by Streptococcus pneumoniae. Am J Respir Cell Mol Biol. 2012;46:180-7 pubmed publisher
    ..The data suggest that transmigration of bacteria through mesothelial cells could be important in empyema development. Furthermore, upon entry the pleural cavity offers a protected compartment for the bacteria...
  47. Neumann V, Kraus T, Fischer M, Loseke S, Tannapfel A. [Relevance of pathological examinations and lung dust analyses in the context of asbestos-associated lung cancer-No. 4104 of the list of occupational diseases in Germany]. Pneumologie. 2009;63:588-93 pubmed publisher
    ..of conventional computed tomography scanning with a resolution of 3 mm for the detection of asbestos-related pleural diseases. In these cases, only the autopsy was able to confirm the diagnosis of pleural plaques and, therefore, the ..
  48. Perikleous P, Waller D. Video assisted thoracoscopic and open chest surgery in diagnosis and treatment of malignant pleural diseases. J Vis Surg. 2017;3:85 pubmed publisher
    ..accurate predictions of survival that would facilitate decision making for managing patients with malignant pleural diseases. Interventions are directed towards drainage of the effusion and, when appropriate, concurrent or subsequent ..
  49. Alfudhili K, Lynch D, Laurent F, Ferretti G, Dunet V, Beigelman Aubry C. Focal pleural thickening mimicking pleural plaques on chest computed tomography: tips and tricks. Br J Radiol. 2016;89:20150792 pubmed publisher
    ..Afterwards, the common pitfalls encountered in PP diagnosis will be emphasized and practical clues to differentiate actual plaque and pseudoplaque will be concisely described. ..
  50. Spiliopoulos S, Krokidis M, Gkoutzios P, McGrath A, Ahmed I, Karunanithy N, et al. Successful exclusion of a large bronchopleural fistula using an Amplatzer II vascular plug and glue embolization. Acta Radiol. 2012;53:406-9 pubmed publisher
    ..The combined endoscopic and fluoroscopic guided management of a BPF using the Amplatzer II vascular plug and glue was proven safe and effective after mid-term follow-up. ..
  51. Husbond S, Diaz A, Majed H, Smith Sivertsen C, Fyhring K, Thomsen K, et al. [Incidental extracardial findings in connection with cardiac CT]. Ugeskr Laeger. 2008;170:2857-8 pubmed
    ..On the basis of these findings we recommend that radiologists are involved in the evaluation of cardiac CT on a routine basis. ..
  52. Myers R. Asbestos-related pleural disease. Curr Opin Pulm Med. 2012;18:377-81 pubmed publisher
    ..Asbestos-related pleural disease includes pleural plaques, diffuse pleural thickening, benign asbestos-related pleural effusions (BAPEs), and malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM)...
  53. Elboga U, Yilmaz M, Uyar M, Zeki Çelen Y, Bakir K, Dikensoy O. The role of FDG PET-CT in differential diagnosis of pleural pathologies. Rev Esp Med Nucl Imagen Mol. 2012;31:187-91 pubmed publisher
  54. Poulsen A, Sigild U. [Acute pancreatitis may cause pancreaticopleural fistula]. Ugeskr Laeger. 2011;173:588-9 pubmed
    ..During two months, the patient underwent pulmonary evaluation before the pancreas was identified as the site of primary pathology. The key to the diagnosis was an elevated level of pleural fluid amylase...
  55. Pianta M, Vargas P, Niedmann J, Lyon S. Closure of bronchopleural fistula with Angio-Seal. Cardiovasc Intervent Radiol. 2011;34 Suppl 2:S236-9 pubmed publisher
    ..We describe for what is to our knowledge the first successful use of an Angio-Seal vascular closure device in a patient who was not a candidate for surgery...
  56. Tay C, Chang S. Diagnosis and management of pancreaticopleural fistula. Singapore Med J. 2013;54:190-4 pubmed
    ..We also briefly describe a case of pancreaticopleural fistula in a patient who was treated using a modified Puestow procedure after failed endoscopic treatment...
  57. Sangsayunh P, Saejueng B. Benefit of serum-effusion albumin gradient in congestive heart failure patients. J Med Assoc Thai. 2012;95 Suppl 8:S6-10 pubmed
    ..To compare between light's criteria and serum-effusion (S-E) albumin gradient in diagnosis of transudate effusion in congestive heart failure (CHF) patients...
  58. Assouad J, Fenane H, Masmoudi H, Giol M, Karsenti A, Gounant V, et al. [Flexible endoscope in thoracic surgery: CITES or cVATS?]. Rev Pneumol Clin. 2013;69:294-7 pubmed publisher
  59. Gupta K, Manchanda M, Vermas M. Tuberculous oesophagopleural fistula. J Indian Med Assoc. 2011;109:504-5 pubmed
    ..The fistulous connection between these structures appeared to be due to tuberculous mediastinal lymphadenopathy as evident on CT thorax...
  60. Claude Desroches M, Bierry G, Touitou Gottenberg D, Golmard J, Grenier P, Beigelman Aubry C. Focal dependent pleural thickening at MDCT: pleural lesion or functional abnormality?. Diagn Interv Imaging. 2012;93:360-4 pubmed publisher
  61. Schulz N, Kolenda H, Thiel A, Vestring T, Schulte M. [Subarachnoid pleural fistula and subsequent pneumocephalus as complication of vertebral body replacement of the thoracic spine]. Unfallchirurg. 2010;113:951-6 pubmed publisher
    ..A pneumocephalus occurred 4 weeks postoperatively resulting in delirium...
  62. Aichaouia C, Ben Meftah M, M hamdi S, Laabidi J, Moatamri Z, Haddaoui A, et al. [Pleural amyloidosis attesting to generalised amyloidosis]. Rev Pneumol Clin. 2010;66:204-8 pubmed publisher
    ..The patient died although melphalan/prednisone treatment was initiated. Pleural involvement in amyloidosis is without doubt under-estimated and plays a central role in the creation and persistence of pleural effusion...
  63. Yildirim H, Metintas M, Entok E, Ak G, Ak I, Dundar E, et al. Clinical value of fluorodeoxyglucose-positron emission tomography/computed tomography in differentiation of malignant mesothelioma from asbestos-related benign pleural disease: an observational pilot study. J Thorac Oncol. 2009;4:1480-4 pubmed publisher
    ..In this pilot study, we investigate the role of 18F-FDG positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) for differentiating asbestos-related benign pleural disease from malignant mesothelioma...
  64. Hallifax R, Corcoran J, Ahmed A, Nagendran M, Rostom H, Hassan N, et al. Physician-based ultrasound-guided biopsy for diagnosing pleural disease. Chest. 2014;146:1001-1006 pubmed publisher
    ..This study aimed to determine the diagnostic yield of a physician-led service in both planned biopsies and cases of failed thoracoscopy...
  65. Vehmas T, Hiltunen A, Kivisaari L, Leino Arjas P. Atherosclerotic and pleural calcifications are related among asbestos-exposed workers. Eur J Cardiovasc Prev Rehabil. 2008;15:599-601 pubmed publisher
    ..The extent and thickness of pleural plaques and the score of visceral pleural thickening were estimated, as was calcification of both pleural disease and chest atherosclerosis...
  66. Brunelli A, Cassivi S, Halgren L. Risk factors for prolonged air leak after pulmonary resection. Thorac Surg Clin. 2010;20:359-64 pubmed publisher
  67. Nakatsuka S, Nagano T, Kimura H, Hanada S, Inoue H, Iwata T. Extranodal marginal zone lymphoma of mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue type arising in the pleura with pleural fibrous plaques in a lathe worker. Ann Diagn Pathol. 2012;16:224-9 pubmed publisher
    ..It is speculated that MALT lymphoma might develop in the background of pneumoconiosis. Inflammatory and/or immunologic reactions to metal particles might contribute to the oncogenesis of this tumor...
  68. Sánchez A, Ramírez de la Piscina P, Duca I, Estrada S, Salvador M, Campos A, et al. [Right pleural effusion secondary to a pancreaticopleural fistula in a patient with asymptomatic chronic pancreatitis]. Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2016;39:529-31 pubmed publisher
  69. Morgan R, Ernst A. Interventional chest procedures in pregnancy. Clin Chest Med. 2011;32:61-74 pubmed publisher
    ..The recommendations provided in this article are based on critical review of reported case series, opinion from recognized experts, and personal observations. ..
  70. Teixeira L, Vargas F, Acencio M, Antonangelo L, Novaes N, Costa J, et al. Influence of parecoxib (cox-2 inhibitor) in experimental pleurodesis. Respir Med. 2009;103:595-600 pubmed publisher
    ..The objective of this study was to determine whether parecoxib (COX-2 inhibitor) affects pleurodesis induced by talc or silver nitrate...
  71. Alpert J, Godoy M, Degroot P, Truong M, Ko J. Imaging the post-thoracotomy patient: anatomic changes and postoperative complications. Radiol Clin North Am. 2014;52:85-103 pubmed publisher
    ..Prompt and accurate diagnosis of serious postoperative complications is essential. ..