Empyema

 

Pus in thoracic cavity (pleural cavity). It is also called empyema thoracis or pyothorax.

 

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Pleural effusion/empyema clinical: Decreased chest movement, absent tactile vocal fremitus, percussion note stone dullness, no added sounds all on the left but bronchial breathing and pleural friction rub above the pleural fluid on the same left (apical).  Roll over mouse to display

 

 

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