- a collection of pus in a body cavity, especially the pleural cavity.
Origin of empyema
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Historical Examples of empyema
Murchison refers to three cases in which it was followed by empyema.
For empyema he advises opening of the chest and indicates where and how.Education: How Old The New
James J. Walsh
(vii) If a hæmothorax suppurates, it must be treated on the ordinary lines of an empyema.Surgical Experiences in South Africa, 1899-1900
George Henry Makins
Cold abscess or empyema of the knee is a rare condition, in which the joint becomes filled with pus.
Infective emboli are liable to lodge in the lung or pleura, and set up pulmonary abscess, gangrene of the lung, or empyema.
- a collection of pus in a body cavity, esp in the chest
Word Origin for empyema
- The presence of pus in a body cavity, especially the pleural cavity.