There were several small matchstick size fragments of rib within the pleural cavity.
Sometimes circumscribed, at others connected with bronchial tubes, and not infrequently communicating with the pleural cavity.
Sometimes the pus burrows behind the œsophagus and trachea, and it may find its way into the pleural cavity.
This is an operation performed in the case of suppurative pleurisy to remove the pus from the pleural cavity.
And what was the reason for its not being placed into the pleural cavity?
The chest tube, to be placed there, was supposedly placed into the pleural cavity.
When pleurisy exists, it is usually accompanied, according to Murchison, by purulent effusion into the pleural cavity.
pleural cavity n.
The potential space between the parietal and visceral layers of the pleura. Also called pleural space.