pleural effusion


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pleural effusion

n.
An exudate of fluid into the pleural cavity.
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Keywords: Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery, Nonspecific pleuritis, Exudative, Pleural effusion, Follow-up.
It is common extrapulmonary tuberculosis with a high clinical incidence, accounting for about 50% of the causes of pleural effusion.1 Patients with tuberculous pleurisy have high fibrin content in pleural effusion, which is easy to separate and form multilocular effusion deposited in pleura to aggravate pleural inflammation, inhibit the permeability of pleural vessels, induce pleural thickening, encapsulation and adhesion, and lead to dyspnea and pulmonary dysfunction.2,3 The treatment principle of tuberculous pleurisy is thoracic drainage, emptying inflammatory factors and fibrin, and giving necessary anti-tuberculosis drugs.4
Pleural catheters) are considered to be one of the most important tools for managing recurring pleural effusions. MPE (Malignant pleural effusion) is one often occurring cause of life deterioration among patients suffering with advanced cancer.
The aim of the present study was to evaluate the diagnostic performance of 6-point LUS, performed by an ICU physician, for detection of four common pathological conditions of the lung, namely, consolidation, pleural effusion, pneumothorax and interstitial syndrome, in critically ill patients and its comparison with bedside CXR and high-resolution CT scan thorax.
After the pleural adhesions were separated, pleural effusion was aspirated, and the expansion capacity of the lung was observed.
However, the risk of MLNE and pleural disease (pleural effusion or thickening) increases because of the increased frequency of infection in patients using corticosteroids or immunosuppressants (11,12).
Mild pericardial effusion is reported in around 30% of patients with hypothyroidism but it is very unusual to found massive but silent pericardial and pleural effusion as sole presentation of hypothyroidism.
This descriptive study was performed on a minimum of 60 subjects suffering from Ascites/ Pleural Effusion, who satisfy the inclusion and exclusion criteria.
Pleural effusions are a common presentation in medical units around the world, and the work-up of a patient presenting with an exudative pleural effusion is extremely important for timely diagnosis and treatment.
His chest x-ray revealed left pleural effusion (Figure 1).
An article in the July 15, 2018, Journal of the American Veterinary Medicine Association looked at a French study on feline pleural effusion. Pleural effusion is a build-up of fluid in the pleural space, which is the space in your cat's chest between the protective linings covering the lungs and the walls of the chest cavity itself.