pleural effusion


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pleural effusion

n.
An exudate of fluid into the pleural cavity.
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Mediastinal pleura rupture from acute intraabdominal pressure elevation or digestion by gastric contents will lead to leakage of air and fluid into the pleural space, causing pleural effusion, pneumothorax, or hydropneumothorax.
In review of the literature, autoimmunity associated with underlying connective tissue disease (CTD) and ILD has been postulated as an important cause of pleural effusion in PM-DM, given the similar histological patterns and early-onset of ILD in both PM-DM and rheumatoid arthritis (RA).
Following this, the pleural effusion was drained and connected to water seal drainage.
Mild to moderate ascites with mild bilateral pleural effusion with passive atelectasis of underlying lung parenchyma (Figures 2-6).
Nevertheless, a Demons-Meigs syndrome or a Demons' pseudosyndrome should be suspected when faced with a negative cytologic analysis of the ascitic and pleural effusion and no peritoneal implant on CT-scan.
TPE-II: The decision by a clinician to treat a patient with a full course of TB chemotherapy, based on strong clinical and radiological evidence, in the absence of other causes of pleural effusion.
A chest X-ray revealed bilateral pleural effusion without any infiltration.
Association of primary pleural effusion lymphoma of T-cell origin and human herpesvirus 8 in a human immunodeficiency virus-seronegative man.
Managing pleural effusion of unknown aetiology in patients with acute respiratory failure in an intensive care unit (ICU) is a challenge, especially when there is concurrent respiratory failure.
Pleural effusion is the accumulation of water between the lining covering the lung and that of the chest wall, and is one of the complications of pneumonia, experts say.
His medical team reported that the increasingly frail ex-leader "had developed a pleural effusion which was tapped".