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A 29-year-old member asked:

What does it mean to have a small pleural effusion on the chest x-ray?

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Dr. Carl Decker
Radiology 25 years experience
Fluid: A pleural effusion refers to fluid between the two very thin linings of the lung. This may develop due to heart failure, infection, trauma, inflammatory process or tumor.
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Can chest x-ray show Pleural effusion?

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Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
Internal Medicine 31 years experience
Yes: It is easily identified on chest XR.
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