pleural effusion

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pleural effusion

[‚plu̇r·əl i′fyü·zhən]
(medicine)
Abnormal accumulation of fluid in the area between the membranes lining the lungs and the chest cavity (the pleural space).
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Diffuse pulmonary effusion in the two lungs in imaging examination is very common.
Post-contrast thoracic computed tomography (CT) revealed right pulmonary effusion and decreased calibration together with a filling defect of the left inferior pulmonary artery due to a chronic PE (Figure 1a).
After several scans and breath tests, I was told that I had been diagnosed as having pulmonary asbestosis, pulmonary effusion and ischaemic heart disease (circulation problems).

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