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#1 2005-12-29 18:29:14

klakritz
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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 …
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My heart and lungs look good with normal function other than the slight restriction caused by the plural effusions.
www.newcmldrug.com/diary_interface/Results/Diary.asp

Transient chest pain is common, as are radiographic plural effusions, which are rarely clinically significant.
www.vhjoe.com/Volume3Issue1/3-1-3.htm

Signs and symptoms of lung cancer :From MedicineWorld.Org;...
Development of plural effusion may result in increased shortness of breath.
medicineworld.org/cancer/lung/detailed/signs-and-symptoms-of-lung-cancer.htm

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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