Thoracic & General surger

Pleural Diseases in Dubai at DRHC

At DRHC Dubai's Pleural Clinic, we are dedicated to the diagnosis, treatment, and management of pleural diseases. Our clinic is staffed with a team of experienced specialists who use advanced medical technologies to provide comprehensive care for patients with pleural conditions. Whether you are dealing with pleural effusion, pneumothorax, pleurisy, or other pleural disorders, we are here to offer you the best possible care.

What is the Pleura?

The pleura is a double-layered membrane that surrounds the lungs and lines the chest cavity. It consists of two layers:

  • Visceral Pleura: The inner layer that covers the lungs.
  • Parietal Pleura: The outer layer that lines the chest wall.

The space between these layers is called the pleural cavity, which contains a small amount of lubricating fluid to reduce friction during breathing.

Conditions We Treat

Our Pleural Clinic specializes in treating a variety of pleural conditions, including:

  1. Pleural Effusion: Accumulation of excess fluid in the pleural cavity.
  2. Pneumothorax: Collapsed lung due to air in the pleural space.
  3. Pleurisy (Pleuritis): Inflammation of the pleura.
  4. Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma: A rare cancer of the pleura.
  5. Pleural Tumors: Benign or malignant growths on the pleura.
  6. Empyema: Infection in the pleural space leading to pus accumulation.
  7. Hemothorax: Presence of blood in the pleural cavity.
  8. Chylothorax: Accumulation of lymphatic fluid in the pleural space.

Diagnostic Services

Accurate diagnosis is crucial for effective treatment. Our Pleural Clinic offers a range of diagnostic services, including:

  1. Imaging Studies:
  2. Thoracentesis: A procedure to remove fluid from the pleural space for analysis.
  3. Pleural Biopsy: Obtaining a tissue sample from the pleura for pathological examination.
  4. Pleuroscopy: A minimally invasive procedure using a camera to examine the pleural cavity.
  5. Blood Tests: To detect infections, cancer markers, or other related conditions.

Treatment Options

We provide a wide range of treatment options tailored to the individual needs of our patients:

  1. Medications: To manage pain, inflammation, and infection.
  2. Thoracentesis: To drain excess fluid from the pleural space.
  3. Chest Tube Insertion: To continuously drain air, blood, or fluid from the pleural cavity.
  4. Pleurodesis: A procedure to adhere the pleura together, preventing recurrent pleural effusion or pneumothorax
  5. Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS): Minimally invasive surgery for biopsy, tumor removal, or treating pleural effusions
  6. Open Thoracotomy: Traditional surgery for more complex cases.
  7. Pleural Catheter Insertion: For ongoing management of recurrent pleural effusion.
  8. Chemotherapy/Radiotherapy: For malignant pleural conditions.

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