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Effusion (Overview)

Increased joint fluid or blood in a joint.


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What does tiny tibiootalar join effusion mean?

What does tiny tibiootalar join effusion mean?

Ankle joint fluid: Effusion means fluid buildup. Tibiotalar refers to the main ankle joint. Such fluid can occur due to arthritis, infection, or trauma usually. There normally is a tiny amount of such fluid to lubricate joints in the body. Greater amounts would warrant evaluation for disease states. Fluid in this joint can be seen on xrays, ct, and MRI exams. ...Read more

Effusion (Overview)

Increased joint fluid or blood in a joint.


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What is a pericardial effusion?

What is a pericardial effusion?

Fluid around heart: Heart muscle is covered by very thin layer of tissue called epicardium. Further surrounded by very thin partially distensible sac called pericardium. Space between epi- and peri- cardium always contains small amount of lubricating fluid. Epi or pericardium can become inflammed or fluid can leak into this space. When fluid accumulates and becomes detectable it is an "effusion.". ...Read more

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Knee small effusion ,cant bend knee.

Knee small effusion ,cant bend knee.

Knee effusions: or excess fluid in and around the knee joint are usually the result of trauma (to ligaments or meniscus), arthritis, or infection. If small, it may not need to be aspirated for diagnosis or treatment, but the fluid analysis can be very helpful in determining the cause. Pain and anti-inflammatory medication (including injectible steroids) can help along with rest and elevation. Can try these on own ...Read more

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What's a trivial pericardial effusion?

What's a trivial pericardial effusion?

No concern: We all have small amounts of fluid in the pericardial sac around the heart. Think of motor oil for valves in engine which lubricates surfaces ti reduce friction. If we can see this on an echocardiogram we will frequently say trivial effusion. ...Read more

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When should an ankle effusion be drained?

When should an ankle effusion be drained?

Poor ROM, infection: Ankle effusions should be drained if they reduce your range of motion despite conservative measures like rest, ice/heat, elevating the leg, and anti-inflammatories. Another reason to drain an effusion is to differentiate between other causes such as infection or inflammatory conditions. The joint fluid analysis can guide therapy decisions. An orthopedist can help you with this problem. ...Read more

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How to treat loculated peritoneal effusion?

How to treat loculated peritoneal effusion?

Do you mean : Pleural effusion or peritoneal fluid? Either way, it will require drainage for diagnostic purposes at least, unless your doctor knows why it is there. If it persists, drainage under ct guidance or even surgical drainage becomes necessary. Ask your doctor who ordered the test what to do about this abnormal finding. ...Read more

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Trivial pericardial effusion. Is it serious?

Unlikely: It is normal to have a small amount of pericardial fluid present. Current imaging techniques are more sensitive and therefore it is seen more frequently. ...Read more