Videos – explaining pleurisy and pleural effusion.
What is pleurisy? What does it mean?
"Pleurisy means inflammation of the membranes (pleurae) that surround the lungs and line the chest cavity." Discover more in this video.
(The Audiopedia, 2017)
What is a pleural effusion?
"Pleural effusions are when excess fluid get caught between two layers of tissue (the visceral and parietal pleurae) surrounding the lungs. This fluid can build up over time, taking up space in the lung and impairing a person’s ability to breathe."
(Khan Academy Medicine, 2014)