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Pleural Disorders

The pleura is a large, thin sheet of tissue that wraps around the outside of the lungs and lines the inside of the chest cavity. Pleural disorders and problems include pleurisy, pleural effusion, pneumothorax and hemothorax.  

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Antonio D. Lassaletta, MD

Antonio D. Lassaletta, MD

Title(s): Thoracic Surgeon; Assistant Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
Appt. Phone: 617-636-5589
Fax #: 617-636-9095

General thoracic and foregut surgery, minimally invasive thoracic surgery, surgical robotics

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Sucharita R. Kher, MD

Sucharita R. Kher, MD

Title(s): Director, Outpatient Pulmonary Clinic; Pulmonary Attending Physician; Instructor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Medicine, Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine
Appt. Phone: 617-636-6377
Fax #: 617-636-1649

Pulmonary diseases, critical care medicine

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