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1

Boundaries of the pleural space

Parietal and visceral pleura

2

Cells that line the parietal and visceral pleura

Mesothelial cells

3

Mesothelial cells produce _____

lubricating fluid

4

Pneumothorax

Accumulation of air in the pleural space

5

Spontaneous pneumpthroax and who do we see it in

Rupture of emphysematous bleb, seen in young adults

6

Spontaneous pneumothorax results in _______

Collapse of portion of the lung and trachea shifts to the side of the collapse

7

What causes a tension pneumothorax

Penetrating chest wall injury

8

What is the difference in CXR between a spontaneous Pneumothorax vs a tension pneumothorax?

Spon - Trachea shifts towards the injury

Tension - Shifts away from the wound

9

Mesothelioma

Malignant neoplasm of mesothelial cells highly associated with asbestos

10

Presentation of mesothelioma

1. Recurrent pleural effusions
2. Dyspnea
3. Chest Pain
4. Tumor encases the lung