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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A wide range of etiologic factors may cause pleural effusion in MM (Table 1) (2, 4-7); however, actual myelomatous pleural effusions are very uncommon, with fewer than 100 cases having been reported worldwide (8, 9).
Pleural fluid ADA level of 40 IU/ml or more was considered significant for the diagnosis of tuberculous pleural effusion.
As it was a time bound study, out of all pleural effusion cases admitted during this time period 30 patients were found to have tuberculous pleural effusion.
Diagnosis and treatment of tuberculous pleural effusion in 2006.
perstans infection in a 16 months-old malnourished patient who developed pneumonia and pleural effusion.
Pleural effusion as a complication of solitary eosinophilic granuloma of the rib.
In exudative pleural effusion when there is no evidence of acute infection like pneumonia and pleural fluid is dominant with lymphocytes then there is a need to investigate the patient for cause like malignancy or tuberculosis.
Supine positioning causes a layering pleural effusion to distribute posteriorly, causing hazy or veil-like opacification of the hemithorax with preservation of bronchovascular structures (Figure 4).
Conclusion: Mild ascites and mild right pleural effusion were the commonest pattern of ultrasonographic leak in dengue haemorrhagic fever patients.
Of these animals, the acoustic window was due to masses and nodules on the surface of the thorax in 15 cases, pleural effusion in 9 cases, pulmonary consolidation in 4 cases and visualization of mediastinal masses (enlarged sternal lymph nodes) in 2 cases.
2) In contrast to the frequent ILD involvement in patients with CADM, development of pleural effusion is uncommon.