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What is pleural effusion?

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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
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Dr. Allen Seely
Cancer in or around the lung can also produce an pleural effusion
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