Definitions for "PLEURODESIS"
The introduction of chemicals into the lung so as to cause an irritation between the two layers (pleura) covering the lung. This irritation causes an obliteration of the space between the layers where excess fluid accumulated during a pleural effusion. It is carried out to prevent the fluid building up again
A chemical or surgical procedure that sticks the lung to the chest to prevent the lung collapsing.
a procedure to prevent recurrent fluid build-up between the lung linings