The pleura consists of two thin layers of tissue that protect and cushion the lungs.
Part of the World Clinics: Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine series, this book provides the latest information on pleural diseases.
Each chapter focuses on pathophysiology, clinical manifestations, diagnosis, and management.
Topics are presented as articles and supplemented by comments from the editors summarising the key points and highlighting their own experience.
This volume includes current ‘hot topics’ including hydrothorax, pleural malignancy, tuberculosis pleural effusion, and pleural fibrosis, and also provides an update on the use of thoracoscopy in the diagnosis of pleural effusions.
- Practical guide to the diagnosis and management of pleural diseases
- Part of the World Clinics: Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine series
- Topics presented as articles, supplemented by comments from the editors summarising key points
- Includes discussion on current ‘hot topics’
Editorial · Abbreviations · The Pleura · Algorithmic Approach to Management of Pleural Effusion · Imaging of Pleural Diseases · Thoracoscopy · Tuberculous Pleural Effusion · Malignant Pleural Effusion · Management of Empyema · Hydrothorax · Pleural Fibrosis · Asbestos and the Pleura · Pleural Disease in Connective Tissue Disorders · Pleural Diseases · Recurrent Pneumothorax · Drug-related Pleural Toxicity · Pleural Malignancy
Surinder K Jindal MD FCCP
Professor and Head, Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
PS Shankar MD FRCP FAMS
Emeritus Professor of Medicine, Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India