Pleural effusion

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Pleural effusion
Diagram showing a build up of fluid in the lining of the lungs (pleural effusion) CRUK 054.svg
Diagram of fluid buildup in the pleura
SpecialtyPulmonology

A pleural effusion is when there is a large amount of fluid in the pleural space, the potential space that surrounds each lung.[1]

There are many types of pleural effusion and they include:

References[change | change source]

  1. "Pleural effusion". U.S. National Library of Medicine. Retrieved 2 July 2021.