- the presence of serous fluid in one or both pleural cavities.
Origin of hydrothorax
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Hydrothorax and anasarca; his breath so short that he could not lie down.
Hydrothorax, sero-fibrinous pleurisy, and emphysema may develop either with or without cancerous invasion of the pleura.
Those cases of hydrothorax accompanying renal and cardiac diseases are readily enough associated with their original cause.
For the last three or four years had had more or less of what was considered as asthma;—it appeared to me Hydrothorax.
Anasarcous legs and symptoms of hydrothorax, consequent to a tertian ague.
- pathol an accumulation of fluid in one or both pleural cavities, often resulting from disease of the heart or kidneys
- The accumulation of serous fluid in one or both pleural cavities.