pleural effusion


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pleural effusion

n.
An exudate of fluid into the pleural cavity.
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A chest radiograph and spiral thoracic computed tomography showed a large right-sided pleural effusion.
Tuberculosis (TB) is one of the most common causes of exudative pleural effusion in India and pleural effusion is the second most common site of extrapulmonary TB after lymph node.
Thoracocentesis of the pleural effusion showed a white milky liquid sample.
Conventionally, the diagnosis of tubercular pleural effusion is made on the basis of clinical data, biochemical and microscopic examination of pleural fluid which is nonspecific.
His chest X-ray (CXR) showed a pleural effusion in the left hemithorax (Figure 1).
Note was made for presence of ascites and/or pleural effusion.
Lung Therapeutics is advancing pipeline programs focused on fibrosis in and around the lungs: LTI-03 for Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis and LTI-01 for Pleural Effusion with Loculation.
Pleural effusion constitutes around 25% of the workload in respiratory clinics yet the elucidation of underlying pathology in pleural effusion remains a diagnostic challenge.
Chest x-rays revealed a large right pleural effusion that was presumed to be malignant (FIGURES 1D AND 1E).
Pneumothorax is the most commonly reported pleural complication of PLCH, and pleural effusion is extremely rare.