empyema : Definition, Usages, News and More

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  • n  a collection of pus in a body cavity (especially in the lung cavity)

  • One of the most serious complications met in treating tuberculosis is what the doctors call empyema, i.
  • So surgeons last week cut through his sixth rib (the routine procedure for an empyema operation), put a rubber tube into the opening, let the fluid drain off.
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  • Family feels 'power of all the prayers' for critically ill 4-year-old
    Less than a week later after 4-year-old Isaac Dansie first spiked a fever, he was being flown by helicopter to Primary Children's Hospital with pleural empyema. His family says they can feel the power of all the prayers on his behalf and hope a miracle will bring the boy home before Christmas.
    Dec. 17, 2013 - KSL Salt Lake City

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