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00:53 Mar 16, 2002
French to English translations [PRO] Medical / radiology
French term or phrase:cul de sac pleural
Chest x-ray report, list of favourable results, including
"Culs de sac pleuraux libres".
Should it be Pleural recesses or cavities ? free or clear ?
Thanks for the quick and helpful response. One query - you accepted pleura "cavities" as part of an alternative answer, but I gather cavities enclose the whole lung, whereas recesses occur betweenthe pleura and the chest wall 3 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer
Explanation: or recesses of pleura or pleural cavities (all three exist, see links)
See second link for the free movement of the pleura.
The Pleurae and Pleural Cavities
A pleural sac surrounds each lung.
A parietal layer of pleura forms its external wall and a visceral layer the internal wall that invests the lungs.
The pleura cavity is a separate and closed potential space.
Normally it contains only a capillary layer of serous fluid with lubricates the two layers of pleura and reduces friction.
The Visceral Pleura
The moist and shiny visceral (pulmonary) pleura closely covers the lung and is adherent to all its surfaces.
It provides the lung with a smooth, slippery surface for free movement in the parietal pleura.
The visceral pleura dips into the fissures of the lungs so that the lobes are covered by it.
The visceral pleura is continuous with the parietal pleura at the root of the lung, where structures enter and leave it.
litterally,... pleural recesses free from effusions...
You use X rays to rule out pleural effusion.
I'm a doctor
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Thanks for the quick and helpful response. One query - you accepted pleura "cavities" as part of an alternative answer, but I gather cavities enclose the whole lung, whereas recesses occur betweenthe pleura and the chest wall
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