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Chris -- 2015-05-30

#1 2005-12-29 13:29:14

From: Winchester Massachusetts
Registered: 2005-10-25
Posts: 674

'plural effusion' for 'pleural effusion'

A pleural effusion is a collection of fluid in the membranes lining the lung. But you have 2 lungs, so you can have several of these at once. Hence… About 1200 ghits:

She was getting x-rays to check her plural effusions on Mondays and Thursdays. ... But we wanted an x-ray to examine her plural effusions and a blood gas …

My heart and lungs look good with normal function other than the slight restriction caused by the plural effusions.

Transient chest pain is common, as are radiographic plural effusions, which are rarely clinically significant.

Signs and symptoms of lung cancer :From MedicineWorld.Org;...
Development of plural effusion may result in increased shortness of breath.

They drained a liter of plural effusion from my right lung area. ... 04/16/04: I have had to have my plural effusion drained again a few weeks ago. ...



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