Pleural Effusion

Pleural Effusion


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Pleural effusion occurs when fluid collects in the pleural cavity-the area between the lungs and the chest. Fluid buildup may cause abnormal pressure on the lungs.


ByHealthwise Staff
Primary Medical ReviewerE. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
Specialist Medical ReviewerRobert L. Cowie, MB, FCP(SA), MD, MSc, MFOM - Pulmonology

Current as ofAugust 21, 2015

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