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29 Possible Causes for Pleural Adhesions, Pleurisy, Retrosternal Chest Pain

  • Pulmonary Infarction

    . - Overlying pleura shows patches of fibrinous pleurisy due to irritation. - With time the center of the infarct becomes brown and eventually pale as the hemorrhage breaks[] Five patients experienced a single episode of pleuritic pain postembolization, and one patient experienced episodes of pleuritic pain after each of two separate embolization[] These symptoms may include: hemoptysis (coughing or spitting up of blood) severe dyspnea (shortness of breath) fever chest pain (most typically, a pleurisy-like pain (chest[]

  • Pulmonary Tuberculosis

    We describe the case of an 82-year-old man with pulmonary tuberculosis and tuberculous pleurisy.[] Inflammation of the lung parenchyma adjacent to a pleural surface may cause pleuritic pain.[] Berger HW, Mejei E: Tuberculous pleurisy. Chest 1973;63:88–92. PubMed CrossRef Google Scholar 2.[]

  • Asbestosis

    Macroscopically, all had extensive visceral pleural fibrosis and extensive areas of adhesions, and four also had discrete parietal pleural plaques.[] Asbestos-Related Pleurisy Pleurisy occurs when layers of the pleura rub against each other. Pleurisy is sometimes referred to as pleuritis.[] Other potential complications include heart failure, collapsed lung, and pleurisy i.e., inflammation of the membrane that protects the lung.[]

  • Silicosis

    First hospitalization chest radiography showed bilateral pleural adhesions, diffuse lung fibrosis with signs of a specific lung process.[] The pleura (membrane covering the chest cavity) may get irritated causing pleurisy with chest pain that worsens during inspiration .[] Pleuritic pain , weight loss and malaise are prominent with acute silicosis and culminates with respiratory failure within 18 to 24 months.[]

  • Pneumothorax

    The Pleural Adhesion Score (PAS) was calculated by adding 1 point for each small pleural lesion ( 5 mm).[] Pleurisy Many conditions can cause pleurisy. Viral infections are likely the most common cause.[] Reactions to some medicines can cause pleurisy or other pleural disorders.[]

  • Chest Trauma

    Indications • Pneumothorax • Malignant pleural effusion • Empyema and complicated parapneumonic pleural effusion • Traumatic haemopneumothorax • Postoperative—for example,[] Pleuritic pain may not develop for hours. If the pneumothorax is large, hyperresonance to percussion may be present.[] Need for emrgency Thoracotomy • Relatives are Bleeding Diathesis Anti-coagulation Adhesions Loculations Pulmonary bullae 69 62.[]

  • Rib Fracture

    Early complications from first rib fractures, such as rupture of the apex of the lung, pneumothorax, emphysema, pleurisy, aortic arch aneurysm, tracheo-oesophageal fistula[]

  • Multidrug-resistant Tuberculosis

    Since 1990 several clusters of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis have been identified among hospitalized patients with the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). We investigated one such cluster in a voluntary hospital in New York. We compared exposures among 18 patients with AIDS in whom tuberculosis resistant to[…][]

  • Silicotuberculosis

    First hospitalization chest radiography showed bilateral pleural adhesions, diffuse lung fibrosis with signs of a specific lung process.[] The other developed bilateral tubercular bronchopneumonia and right tubercular pleurisy, that improved after prolonged antimycobacterial polychemotherapy.[]

  • Penetrating Chest Trauma

    BACKGROUND: Retained foreign bodies in the chest may include shell fragments, bullets, shrapnel, pieces of clothing, bones, and rib fragments. The risks of removal of foreign bodies must be weighed against the complications of leaving them inside the chest. METHODS: We treated 90 cases of retained intrathoracic[…][]

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