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

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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Michael Zadeh
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Dr. Eric Toloza
Surgery - Thoracic

In brief: Depends

If from benign causes, e.
g. Pneumonia, trauma, etc., prognosis can be good. If from cancer, then not so good, perhaps one year.

In brief: Depends

If from benign causes, e.
g. Pneumonia, trauma, etc., prognosis can be good. If from cancer, then not so good, perhaps one year.
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