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Exudative Pleural Effusion
Fluid around lungs has many causes. It can be exudate(thick i.E pus from infection, malignancy etc) or transudative(heart failure). It may be treated based on the problem found by sampling(thoracentesis). Labs on the fluid help the clinician determine the etiology. For recurring pleural fluid, sometime pleuradesis is necessary to hep prevent recurrance. Need ...Read more
Xray results showed perihilarbronchial wall thickening w/ perihliar densities w/out evidence of pleural effusion, focal consolidation or pneumothorax?
Explained below: There is a collection of fluid in an estimated small amount around your lung. On the left there is most likely a focal area of scar connecting the lining of the lung called the pleura with the diaphragm. Did you have an empyema? An infection in the pleural space and/or a chest tube placed? ...Read more
Fluid in chest: Accumulation of fluid in the chest between the chest wall and the lungs. Can occur in many different disease states. ...Read more
Collection of fluid: Plural cavity ( the space around lungs) normally will have very small amount fluid for lubrication around the lungs and chest wall. When detectable amount accumulates could be due to cancer cells deposits or could be due to heart&lung diseases( non cancers). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Mesothelioma induced pleural effusion, chemo failed,surgical given to adhese the gaps between mesothelium tissue to improve pleural effusion.
Fluid next to lung: Fluid located between the ribs and lungs is called a pleural effusion. Benign means that the doctor thinks there are no cancer cells within the pleural fluid. Benign pleural effusions can occur with lung infection, heart failure and other conditions. Malignant pleural effusions are seen with lung cancer or other cancers that have spread to the pleural lining surrounding the lungs. ...Read more
Leaky lungs: The pulmonary lymphatic system can hold about 4 liters of fluid per lung (8 liters total) before they start to leak. In heart failure, there is back pressure from the left side of the heart into the lungs; if there is enough pressure to result in more than 4 liters backing up on one side, the lungs will leak into the pleural space leading to an effusion. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No, but: Increased pleural fluid (effusion) may be caused by pulmonary edema and heart failure. This is because the heart is unable to pump the blood effectively and fluid backs up in the lungs and leaks out to the pleural space. The fluid can often be relieved by medication. Pneumonia can cause increased fluid as well, which is often infected (empyema). This is removed by a tube in the chest or surgery. ...Read more
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