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Empyema vs. Emphysema

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Empyemanoun

(medicine) A collection of pus within a naturally existing anatomical cavity (as opposed to an abscess, which occurs in a newly formed cavity).

Emphysemanoun

(pathology) An abnormal accumulation of air or other gas in tissues, most commonly the lungs.

Empyemanoun

A collection of blood, pus, or other fluid, in some cavity of the body, especially that of the pleura.

Emphysemanoun

(medicine) Pulmonary emphysema, a chronic lung disease, one type of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Empyemanoun

a collection of pus in a body cavity (especially in the lung cavity)

Emphysemanoun

A swelling produced by gas or air diffused in the cellular tissue.

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Empyema

An empyema () is a collection or gathering of pus within a naturally existing anatomical cavity. For example, pleural empyema is empyema of the pleural cavity.

Emphysemanoun

an abnormal condition of the lungs marked by decreased respiratory function; associated with smoking or chronic bronchitis or old age

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