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What is the best technique to remove liquid from the lungs in an elderly?

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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiation Oncology

In brief: Liquid IN

Lungs would be pneumonia, but fluid around lungs is called effusion.
It can be benign (not cancer) or malignant. The former, treat the renal or heart failure etc; the latter, drain it it pleurodesce: make the lung stick to chest wall to prevent recurrence.

In brief: Liquid IN

Lungs would be pneumonia, but fluid around lungs is called effusion.
It can be benign (not cancer) or malignant. The former, treat the renal or heart failure etc; the latter, drain it it pleurodesce: make the lung stick to chest wall to prevent recurrence.
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