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  • Test

    Thoracentesis

    Thoracentesis is a procedure to remove fluid from the space between the lining of the outside of the lungs (pleura) and the wall of the chest.

  • Test

    Thoracic CT

    CT stands for computerized tomography. In this procedure, a thin X-ray beam is rotated around the area of the body to be visualized. Using very complicated mathematical processes called algorithms, the computer is able to generate a 3-D image of a section through the body. CT scans are very detailed and provide excellent information for the physician.

    Thoracic CT (computed tomography) is an imaging method that uses x-rays to create cross-sectional pictures of the chest and upper abdomen.

  • Disease

    Thrombocytopenia - drug induced

    Blood clots (fibrin clots) are the clumps that result when blood coagulates.

    Thrombocytopenia is any disorder in which there are not enough . Platelets are cells in the blood that help the blood clot. A low platelet count makes bleeding more likely. When drugs or medications are the causes of a low platelet count, it is called drug-induced thrombocytopenia. See also:

  • Disease

    Tracheal rupture

    The major features of the lungs include the bronchi, the bronchioles and the alveoli. The alveoli are the microscopic blood vessel-lined sacks in which oxygen and carbon dioxide gas are exchanged.

    A tracheal or bronchial rupture is a tear or break in the windpipe (trachea) or bronchial tubes, the major airways leading to the lungs. A tear can also occur in the tissue lining the windpipe.