What is Pleural Effusion?

It is the collection of fluid between the two layers of the pleura.

Causes

1. Pleuritis.
2. Cancer Lung.
3. Tuberculosis.
4. Heart Failure.
5. Lymphatic obstruction-Lymph channels provide the only route for reabsorption of protein
from the pleural space.
6. Depending on the amount of fluid collected in the pleural space, the lung volumes get
compromised.

Clinical Features

1. Breathlessness.
2. Chest Pain.

Management

Shift to a hospital where aspiration of pleural fluid is done resulting in immediate relief.

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