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Is pleural effusion serious in fetus?

Is pleural effusion serious in fetus?

Can be.: If fetus has pleural effusion, can affect development of the lungs. If mother has pleural effusion, can affect mom's breathing and getting oxygen to the fetus. ...Read more

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Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Fluid In The Lungs (Definition)

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


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Is pleural effusion dangerous?

Is pleural effusion dangerous?

Possible: Depends on cause of which there are many: pneumonia, cancer, heart failure, pulmonary embolism and more. Needs full evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Chest XRay - Latetal view demonstrates blunting of both costophrenic angles w/either small lung base pleural effusions are chronic pleural thickening.

Chest XRay - Latetal view demonstrates blunting of both costophrenic angles w/either small lung base pleural effusions are chronic pleural thickening.

If you have: previous chest X-rays to compare, that would be helpful in making the determination between mild pleural thickening(scarring) or effusion(fluid). There are numerous potential etiologies for each. Further imaging could include ultrasound, special chest xray views(decubitus views ), or CT scan. ...Read more

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How can one differentiate pulmonary embolism from extra pleural effusion tuberculosis?

How can one differentiate pulmonary embolism from extra pleural effusion tuberculosis?

CT angio: of the chest is usually diagnostic for pulmonary embolism. Analysis of the pleural fluid, including mycobacterium cultures would point toward tuberculosis, which otherwise may be difficult to diagnose, unless living in an endemic area. Beware that the 2 conditions may coexist, unfortunately, and having 1 does not rule out the other. ...Read more

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How does mesolthelioma of the pleura cause pleural effusion?

How does mesolthelioma of the pleura cause pleural effusion?

From the lining : The lethal mesothelioma develops from the lining of chest wall , the tumor secrets fluid , resulting the pleural effusion. ...Read more

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Goodmorning. Which are the differences between pleural effusion end pulmonary edema on lung auscultation?

Goodmorning. Which are the differences between pleural effusion end pulmonary edema on lung auscultation?

Opposites: B"sd yes decreased or absent Breath Sounds with effusion, rales and rhonci with edema at least in the old days - However, I hardly auscultate these days. ...Read more

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Does pleural effusion create pressure on lungs?

It can: Pleural effusion i fluid collection in the space around the lungs. There are many causes. The fluid can compress the lung making it difficult to breathe. It may need to be drained. ...Read more

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Pleural plaques and pleural effusion, what is this?

Thickening and fluid: Pleural effusion is fluid around the lung. Pleural plaques are thickening of the lining of the lung and chest wall. Both can be due to numerous reasons including infection, heart failure, exposure to asbestos and cancer. ...Read more

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What is minimal pleural effusion? Pleurodiaphragmatic adhesion left.?

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

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It was TB pleural effusion. Last month CT report - pleural collection in lower lateral part of right hemothorax with mildly enhancing?

Interesting: Tuberculous effusion which enhances may be an indication of active disease. The possibility that a superimposed infective process is also at work is considered too. See your provider soon. ...Read more

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How to differentiate pleural effusion and pulmonary edema in an x-ray?

How to differentiate pleural effusion and pulmonary edema in an x-ray?

Mobiliy / location: Pleural effusion is fluid that accumulates in pleural lining around lungs and is usually mobile.Pulmonary edema is fluid that accumulates in interstitial or alveolar spaces of the lungs proper.Pleural fluid will change configuration or move in the pleural space from. by changing patient position. Edema in lung proper not very mobile.Pleural fluid is easily seen by ultrasound of chest as peripheral ...Read more

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Colour of pleural effusion fluid if you have pneumonia?

Colour of pleural fl: There is no fixed color. It can be straw colored, bloody, yellowish, greenish, grey -- all depends on the organism causing pneumonia. ...Read more

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How will pericardial effusion affect the fetus?

How will pericardial effusion affect the fetus?

Hydrops.: Fetal pericardial effusions can lead to tamponade and worsening heart failure with hydrops and fetal loss. Depending on their cause they may be amenable to fetal interventions and/or early delivery at a tertiary care center. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Sanders
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Pleural Effusion (Definition)

A condition in which liquid accumulates in the chest around the lungs, ...Read more


Effusion (Definition)

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