Definition of Empyema. Meaning of Empyema. Synonyms of Empyema

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Definition of Empyema

Empyema
Empyema Em`py*e"ma, n. [NL., fr. Gr. ?, from ? to suppurate; ? in + ? pus.] (Med.) A collection of blood, pus, or other fluid, in some cavity of the body, especially that of the pleura. --Dunglison. Note: The term empyema is now restricted to a collection of pus in the cavity of the pleura.

Meaning of Empyema from wikipedia

- An empyema is a collection or gathering of pus within a naturally existing anatomical cavity. For example, pleural empyema is empyema of the pleural cavity...
- Pleural empyema is a collection of pus in the pleural cavity caused by microorganisms, usually bacteria. Often it happens in the context of a pneumonia...
- parapneumonic effusions: uncomplicated effusions, complicated effusions, and empyema. Uncomplicated effusions generally respond well to appropriate antibiotic...
- Subdural empyaema is a form of empyema in the subdural space. Bacterial or occasionally fungal infection of the skull bones or air sinuses can spread...
- Occasionally, microorganisms will infect this fluid, causing an empyema. To distinguish an empyema from the more common simple parapneumonic effusion, the fluid...
- remove air (pneumothorax), fluid, pleural effusion, blood, chyle), or pus (empyema) from the intrathoracic space. It is also known as a Bülau drain or an...
- (hydrothorax) Blood (haemothorax) Chyle (chylothorax) Pus (pyothorax or empyema) Urine (urinothorax) By pathophysiology: Transudative pleural effusion...
- Hospital. It was originally intended to aid with drainage of tuberculous empyemas, since at the time there were no effective medications to treat tuberculosis...
- collection of pus surrounding the gallbladder, also known as empyema. The symptoms of empyema are similar to uncomplicated choleystitis but greater severity:...
- These infections include aspiration pneumonia, lung abscess, pulmonary empyema, and chronic otitis media and sinusitis. They have been isolated from abscesses...
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