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Pleural Disease

2nd Edition

Edited by Demosthenes Bouros

CRC Press

864 pages | 150 B/W Illus.

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Updated to reflect the latest scientific advances and technologies in the diagnosis and treatment of pleural diseases, this new Second Edition explores the structure and function of these diseases and malignancies, from tuberculosis and asbestos to pleurisy and pneumothorax. Edited by leading international authorities in pulmonary medicine, this comprehensive guide is an invaluable resource for pulmonologists, radiologists, and critical care physicians.

Pleural Disease, Second Edition highlights:

  • molecular and diagnostic approaches
  • interventional applications, including pleural thoracentesis and closed biopsy, chest tube insertion, pleural lavage, medical thoracoscopy, and VATS
  • biomarkers and proteomics
  • translational medicine approaches, new treatment methodologies, and clinical manifestations
  • various diagnostic tests and the importance of clinical evaluation in the differential diagnosis of a pleural effusion
  • new surgical and non-surgical techniques to identify and diagnose pleural diseases, including: medical thoracoscopy, pleural lavage, intrapleural fibrinolytics, image-guided
  • small bore catheters, video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), pleuroperitoneal shunt, and extrapleural pneumonectomy

Table of Contents

Physiology of the Pleura

Sotirios Zarogiannis and Kostas I. Gourgoulianis

Pathophysiology of the Pleura

Veena B. Antony

Respiratory Function in Pleural Effusion

Ioanna Mitrouska and Dimitris Georgopoulos

Imaging of the Pleura

Theresa C. McLoud, Gerald F. Abbott, and Katerina Malagari

Ultrasonography of the Pleura

Ok-Hwa Kim and Kyung Joo Park

Diagnostic Thoracocentesis and Biopsy

Andreas Diacon and Chris Bolliger

Chest Tubes

Demondes Haynes and Michael H. Baumann

Interventional Radiology of Pleural Disease

Johny A. Verschakelen

Medical Thoracoscopy

Philippe Astoul

Therapeutic Use of Thoracoscopy for Pleural Diseases

Pierre-Emmanuel Falcoz, Pascal Thomas, and Gilbert Massard


Francisco Rodriguez-Panadero

Translational Research in Pleural Diseases

Georgios T. Stathopoulos, Joost P. J. J. Hegmans, and Y. C. Gary Lee

Clinical Evaluation of the Patient with a Pleural Effusion

Steven A. Sahn

Discrimination Between Transudative and Exudative Pleural Effusions: Evaluating Diagnostic Tests in the Pleural Space

John E. Heffner

Transudative Pleural Effusions

Udaya B. S. Prakash

Management of the Undiagnosed Persistent Pleural Effusion

Richard W. Light

Drug-Induced Pleural Involvement

Philippe Camus, Clio Camus, and Philippe Bonniaud

Parapneumonic Pleural Effusions and Empyema

Demosthenes Bouros

Medical Thoracoscopy in the Management of Parapneumonic Pleural Effusions and Empyema

Gian Franco Tassi and Gian Pietro Marchetti

Postsurgical Pleural Infection

Lesek Purek, Marc Licker, and Jean Marie Tschopp

Surgical Management of Empyema

Dean M. Donahue and Douglas J. Mathisen

Tuberculous Pleuritis

Biswajit Chakrabarti and Peter D. O. Davies

Pleural Effusions Secondary to Fungal, Nocardial, and Actinomycotic Infection

Mark Woodhead and Iain Crossingham

Malignant Pleural Effusions

Steven A. Sahn

Diagnosis and Management of Pleural Effusion in Lung Cancer

Marios E. Froudarakis

Benign Tumors of the Pleura

Cameron D. Wright and Eugene J. Mark

Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma

Charles-Hugo Marquette, Antoine Delage, Philippe Astoul, and Arnaud Scherpereel

Extrapleural Pneumonectomy for Early-Stage Diffuse Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma

Lambros Zellos and David J. Sugarbaker

Benign Asbestos–Related Pleural Disease

E. Brigitte Gottschall and Lee S. Newman

Pleural Manifestations of Interstitial Lung Disease

Robert P. Baughman

Immunological Diseases of the Pleura

Katerina M. Antoniou, Demosthenes Bouros, and Athol U. Wells

Pleural Effusions in Blood Diseases

Despina S. Kyriakou, Michael G. Alexandrakis, and Demosthenes Bouros

Pleural Effusions in HIV

Kristina Crothers and Laurence Huang

Pleural Effusions in Cardiac Disease

John F. Murray

Pleural Effusions in Pregnancy and Gynecological Diseases

Katerina M. Antoniou, Nikolaos M. Siafakas, and Demosthenes Bouros

Pleural Effusions in the Intensive Care Unit

Ioannis Pneumatikos and Charis Roussos

Pleural Effusions in Gastrointestinal Tract Diseases

Epaminondas N. Kosmas and Vlasis S. Polychronopoulos

Pleural Effusions in Pulmonary Embolism

Luis Puente-Maestu and Victoria Villena

Pleural Effusions in Children

John N. Tsanakas and Elpis Hatziagorou


Charlie Strange


Paul E. Van Schil, Philippe G. Jorens, and Patrique Segers

Chylothorax and Pseudochylothorax

Michael Toumbis

The Pleural Space and Organ Transplantation

Marc A. Judson and Steven A. Sahn

Pleural Disease as a Complication of Radiotherapy and Radiofrequency Ablation

Jos´e M. Porcel

Iatrogenic and Rare Pleural Effusions

Georgios Kouliatsis and Demosthenes Bouros

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / Critical Care
MEDICAL / Pulmonary & Thoracic Medicine
MEDICAL / Radiology & Nuclear Medicine