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Can any doc tell me what's plueral effusion all about?

Can any doc tell me what's plueral effusion all about?

Pleural Effusion/yes: This is fluid accumulation within the space that surrounds each lung; the pleural space. Normally, a miniscule amount of fluid resides as a lubricant in this space for the lungs during inspiration and expiration movements. Any measurable amounts by xray, ct, ultrasound, or MRI exam would raise suspicion for diseases such as: heart failure, lung infection, tumor, trauma, etc. ...Read more

Effusion (Definition)

Increased joint fluid or ...Read more


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What is plueral effusion?

What is plueral effusion?

Fluid in chest: Accumulation of fluid in the chest between the chest wall and the lungs. Can occur in many disease states. ...Read more

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What is pleural effusion?

Fluid: Pleural effusion is fluid build up around the lung. If the fluid is large it can compress the lung. Fluid build up around the lung can come from pneumonia, infection, heart disease, less likely from a traumatic injury. ...Read more

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What does small effusion and synovial hypertrophy at the AC joint mean?

What does small effusion and synovial hypertrophy at the AC joint mean?

I think you: Are reading and MRI report. The acromio-clavicular joint is in the shoulder between the acromion process of the scapula (shoulder blade bone) and the clavicle (collar bone). An effusion is fluid in a joint. Synovium is a lining of a joint. Hypertrophy means that it has become large. In translation, it means you have a slightly damaged shoulder. Follow your doctor's advice. ...Read more

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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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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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What does circumferential pericardial effusion mean?

What does circumferential pericardial effusion mean?

Pericardial effusion: The fluid is all around the heart (circumferential) as opposed to only at places (loculated). ...Read more

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What is minimal joint effusion?

What is minimal joint effusion?

Fluid: Effusion means fluid that escapes... So in your case, minimal joint effusion is just that, a small amount of fluid has entered the joint and made it minimally swollen. ...Read more

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Anyone know what is a pleural effusion?

Anyone know what is a pleural effusion?

Fluid pleural space: The pleusa is a specialized tissue that lines the lung(visceral pleura) and the thorax(parietal pleura), every day it is estimated up to 9 liters of fluid could be exchanged in between the pleuras. This fluid traverses the pleural spaces and gets absorbed in the visceral pleuras. The process is seamless but conditions that affect the pleura or the lungs may result in fluid buildup in the space. ...Read more

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What is a pleural effusion? How is it treated?

Fluid around lung: Fluid in the pleural space around the lung can come from heart failure, cancer, infection, etc.
It is treated by drainage with a needle, insertion of a chest tube, or surgery. ...Read more

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What is minimal pleural effusion or thickening right?

Tuberculosis: Yoy have tuberculosis(tb) noted in your history. Tb can cause abnormalities like pleural thickening and effusion. The treatment your are taking is appropriate and you should be following along with your doctor. Your x-ray or ct scan evaluates the lung and the radiologist interprets the findings. ...Read more

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What is tibiotalar joint effusion?

see details: Fluid in the tibiotalar joint related to inflammation of that joint. ...Read more

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What is suprapatellar joint effusion with synovitis?

What is suprapatellar joint effusion with synovitis?

The definitions: Supra=means above, so suprapatellar means above the patella. Synovitis=inflammation of the synovium, the tissue lining of the joint capsule (the fibrous, tough tissue surrounding your joint--see picture). So, you have sme fluid/swelling above the patella and inflammation along the edges of your joint. These terms =big bucks? :-)) hope that makes sense. Good luck. ...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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What is moderate joint effusion, joint space narrowing "lateral" of the patellofemoral joint and bones slightly osteopenic and signif. Vascular calcif?

Osteoarthritis: Your description suggests that you have moderate osteoarthritic damage to the knee. The effusion is the joint fluid which has been produced by the arthritic inflammation. The vascular calcification is arteriosclerotic changes in arteries. Ask your doctor to review the films with you. ...Read more

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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

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Pleural effusion, what is that?

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 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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If a person has a pleural effusion, what does that mean?

Fluid around lung: Fluids around the lung can be reactive to many things including pancreatitis, heart or kidney failure, reactive to spread of diseases such as cancer, or infections such as TB or even asbestosis, or frank pus called empyema. It means the cells there are producing fluid faster than can be resorbed. ...Read more

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When a person has a pleural effusion, what is the prognosis?

Underlying Cause: There are many disease processes that can cause a pleural effusion. Therefore, the prognosis would ultimately depend on what the cause of the effusion was. ...Read more

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Post surgery changes to the femurs bilaterally results in significant metallic susceptibility moderate size left hip effusion what does this mean?

Susceptibility: Artifact is an expected MRI finding if there is a prosthesis or other metallic foreign body present. It is not an abnormality itself, but a distortion of the image due to the interaction of the metal with the magnetic field, and therefore could obscure an abnormality. A hip effusion is fluid within the hip joint space and generally indicates an inflammatory process. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what is bilateral facet joint effusions?

Can you tell me what is bilateral facet joint effusions?

Spine Joints: Facet joints are places on the spinal bones where two bones actually meet and articulate. Many times arthritis or inflammation can arise here and cause pain. Sometimes this inflammation results in extra fluid in the joint that aggravates the joint, that is the effusion. Suggest seeing a spine specialist to get help with either steroid injections or PRP to help strengthen ligaments. ...Read more

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Acute otitis media or otitis media w/ effusion, what to do?

Acute otitis media or otitis media w/ effusion, what to do?

Two different cond..: Acute otitis media often requires antibiotic treatment especially in young children.
Otitis media with effusion can be transient, however, persistent (over 12 weeks) one with significant hearing loss requires "tube" for proper drainage. ...Read more