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serous fluid
Pleural effusion
air
air (open vs tension)
A tension pneumothorax is a medical emergency as air accumulates in the pleural space with each breath.
an invasive procedure to remove fluid or air from the pleural space for diagnostic or therapeutic purposes
thoracentesis
blood
hemothorax
(trauma to the thoracic duct)
lymph
chylothorax
air and pus
pyopneumothorax
pus without air
empyema