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Pleural effusion

Pleural effusion

Last Reviewed : 12/24/2020
Pleural effusion

A pleural effusion is excess fluid that accumulates in the pleural cavity, the fluid-filled space that surrounds the lungs. This excess can impair breathing by limiting the expansion of the lungs. Various kinds of pleural effusion, depending on the nature of the fluid and what caused its entry into the pleural space, are hydrothorax (serous fluid), hemothorax (blood), urinothorax (urine), chylothorax(chyle), or pyothorax (pus). A pneumothorax is the accumulation of air in the pleural space, and is commonly called a "collapsed lung."

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Basic information:

http://www.webmd.com/lung/pleural-effusion-symptoms-causes-treatments web md pleural effusions

https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000086.htm medline plus pleural effusion

http://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/diseases_conditions/pleural-effusion cleveland clinic pleural effusion - heart & vascular institute overview

http://www.healthline.com/health/pleural-effusion health line fluid in the chest (pleural effusion)

http://www.asbestos.com/mesothelioma/pleural-effusion.php asbestos.com what is a pleural effusion?

http://www.myvmc.com/diseases/pleural-effusion-3/ virtual medical center pleural effusions

http://www.nytimes.com/health/guides/disease/pleural-effusion/overview.html newyork times pleural effusions

http://www.healthcommunities.com/pleural-effusion/overview-of-pleural-effusion.shtml healthy communities pleural effusions

http://umm.edu/health/medical/ency/articles/pleural-effusion university of maryland medical center pleural effusions

http://www.healthdirect.gov.au/pleural-effusion health direct pleural effusions

 

Advanced information:

http://patient.info/in/health/pleural-effusion-leaflet patient pleural effusions

http://www.medicinenet.com/pleural_effusion_fluid_in_the_chest_or_on_lung/article.htm medicine net.com pleural effusions

http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/299959-treatment medscape pleural effusion treatment & management

http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/299959-overview medscape pleural effusion

http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/807375-overview medscape emergent management of pleural effusion

http://radiopaedia.org/articles/pleural-effusion radiopedia pleural effusions

http://www.emedicinehealth.com/pleural_effusion/article_em.htm emedicine health pleural effusions

https://labtestsonline.org/understanding/analytes/pleural/tab/test/ lab tests online pleural fluid analysis

http://www.cancer.net/navigating-cancer-care/side-effects/fluid-around-lungs-or-malignant-pleural-effusion cancer.net fluid around the lungs or malignant pleural effusion

https://www.merckmanuals.com/professional/pulmonary-disorders/mediastinal-and-pleural-disorders/pleural-effusion merck manuals(professional version) pleural effusion

http://www.fpnotebook.com/lung/pleura/plrlefsn.htm family practise note book pleural effusions

http://lifeinthefastlane.com/investigations/pleural-fluid-analysis/ life in the fast lane pleural fluid analysis

http://www.britannica.com/science/pleural-effusion britannica pleural effusions

http://www.radiologymasterclass.co.uk/tutorials/chest/chest_pathology/chest_pathology_page4 radiology master class pleural effusions

http://www.clevelandclinicmeded.com/medicalpubs/diseasemanagement/pulmonary/pleural-disease/ cleveland clinic pleural disease

http://www.radiologyinfo.org/en/info.cfm?pg=thoracentesis radiology info thoracentesis

http://www.antimicrobe.org/e29.asp anti microbe pleural effusions

 

Research:

liu c, qian q, geng s, sun w, shi y. palliative treatment of malignant pleural effusion. cancer transl med [serial online] 2015 [cited 2016 jun 23];1:131-6. available from: http://www.cancertm.com/text.asp?2015/1/4/131/163804

http://journal.frontiersin.org/article/10.3389/fonc.2014.00130/full clinical case study article front. oncol., 02 june 2014 | http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fonc.2014.00130 extramedullary acute myeloid leukemia: leukemic pleural effusion, case report and review of the literature by naveen pemmaraju et al.,

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/s2213007115300174 pulmonary melioidosis presenting with pleural effusion: a case report and review of literature by chun ian soo et al., respiratory medicine case reports volume 16, 2015, pages 54–56 doi:10.1016/j.rmcr.2015.07.005+

http://www.hindawi.com/journals/criid/2012/409896/ abdel-naser elzouki, mustafa al-kawaaz, and zaid tafesh, “secondary syphilis with pleural effusion: case report and literature review,” case reports in infectious diseases, vol. 2012, article id 409896, 4 pages, 2012. doi:10.1155/2012/409896

kupeli e, yilmaz c, akcay s. pleural effusion following ventriculo-pleural shunt: case reports and review of the literature. ann thorac med [serial online] 2010 [cited 2016 jun 23];5:166-70. available from: http://www.thoracicmedicine.org/text.asp?2010/5/3/166/65048

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/s2213007115000027 traumatic chylothorax: a case report and review by wezi sendama et al., respiratory medicine case reports volume 14, 2015, pages 47–48 doi:10.1016/j.rmcr.2015.01.001

http://bmcpulmmed.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/1471-2466-10-54 bilateral pleural effusion and interstitial lung disease as unusual manifestations of kikuchi-fujimoto disease: case report and literature review by alberto garcia-zamalloa et al., bmc pulmonary medicinebmc series ¿ open, inclusive and trusted201010:54 doi: 10.1186/1471-2466-10-54

http://www.hindawi.com/journals/dm/2016/7539780/ shimon izhakian, walter g. wasser, benjamin d. fox, baruch vainshelboim, and mordechai r. kramer, “the diagnostic value of the pleural fluid c-reactive protein in parapneumonic effusions,” disease markers, vol. 2016, article id 7539780, 6 pages, 2016. doi:10.1155/2016/7539780

http://www.hindawi.com/journals/crj/2005/498709/abs/ luce cantin, carl chartrand-lefebvre, luigi lepanto, et al., “chest tube drainage under radiological guidance for pleural effusion and pneumothorax in a tertiary care university teaching hospital: review of 51 cases,” canadian respiratory journal, vol. 12, no. 1, pp. 29-33, 2005. doi:10.1155/2005/498709

kumar s, verma sk, singh r, prasad r. hemorrhagic pleural effusion secondary to sarcoidosis: a brief review. ann thorac med [serial online] 2009 [cited 2016 jun 23];4:27-31. available from: http://www.thoracicmedicine.org/text.asp?2009/4/1/27/44783

http://ovarianresearch.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/1757-2215-5-10 struma ovarii associated with pseudo-meig's syndrome and high serum level of ca 125; a case report by nahid mostaghel et al., ournal of ovarian research20125:10 doi: 10.1186/1757-2215-5-10

http://err.ersjournals.com/content/25/140/189.full malignant pleural effusion: from bench to bedside by ioannis psallidas, ioannis kalomenidis, jose m. porcel, bruce w. robinson, georgios t. stathopoulos doi: 10.1183/16000617.0019-2016

 

Other articles:

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http://www.vcahospitals.com/main/pet-health-information/article/animal-health/pleural-effusion-in-cats/324 vca hospitals pleural effusion in cats

http://www.pethealthnetwork.com/dog-health/dog-diseases-conditions-a-z/pleural-effusion pet health network pleural effusion

 

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