What would cause atelectasis with effusions 24 hours after percutaneous liver biopsy? Both lungs. Chest pain.
Several possibilitie. that I cannot assess without directly examining you. AND.... holding onto too much fluid OR fluid seeping out of vessels that can't hold it in. Liver disease is a bit of both with some increase in holding onto fluid, some fluid seeping out around liver due to scar tissue (cirrhosis) and... if the liver doesn't make blood proteins, fluid seeps out. The fluid arond lung presses it (atelectasis).