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872 Possible Causes for Dyspnea, Right Pleural Effusion

  • Congestive Heart Failure

    Features due to left heart failure: Dyspnea, orthopnea and paroxysmal nocturnal dyspnea: These symptoms develop due to congestion of the lungs.[] effusion · Decrease in vital capacity by one third from maximum recorded · Tachycardia (heart rate 120 beats/min.)[] Dyspnea occurs because of the damming of blood in the lungs resulting in pulmonary venous congestion. Initially dyspnea occurs only at exertion.[]

  • Pleural Effusion

    Despite inexperience in sonography, the novel VIP and boomerang signs show high diagnostic values in detecting right pleural effusion compared to the traditional methods.[] However, she began to experience dyspnea on exertion leading to admission.[] Many cause dyspnea, pleuritic chest pain, or both.[]

  • Hemothorax

    Chest x-ray showed a right pleural effusion and lung opacity with interstitial pulmonary edema.[] When ruptured, these cysts may cause hemoptysis, dyspnea, and hydatid thorax. [] After thoracoscopic surgery, the dyspnea and anemia resolved.[] Two days after admission, she complained of dyspnea, and a chest X-ray revealed right pleural effusion. Thoracentesis confirmed the diagnosis of hemothorax.[]

  • Chronic Right-Sided Congestive Heart Failure

    Pleural effusion Pleural effusion more evident on lateral view Pleural effusion is bilateral in 70% of cases of CHF.[] There are many different types of dyspnea.[] Pleural effusions may be present and more prominent on the right compared to the left.[]

  • Hydropneumothorax

    Kazuhito Funai, Akikazu Kawase, Hiroaki Oiwa, Shuhei Iizuka, Norihiko Shiiya A 61-year-old man was admitted to the emergency room because of sudden right chest pain and dyspnea[] Right pleural effusion. There is a moderately large right pleural effusion present.[] A posteroanterior chest radiograph showed a right pleural effusion and a misplaced nasogastric tube ( figure 1 ).[]

  • Chylothorax

    An 80-year-old man who had suffered from chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) and achieved complete remission was admitted to our hospital due to right pleural effusion.[] We treated a 39-year-old woman who presented with progressive dyspnea over 6 months.[] Dyspnea developed suddenly on postoperative day 42, and she had a massive right pleural effusion and a small amount of ascites.[]

  • Meigs Syndrome

    The right pleural effusion vanished after surgery. Pseudo-Meigs' syndrome with metastasis of breast cancer to both ovaries was diagnosed.[] Abstract A 61-year-old otherwise healthy woman presented with gradually worsening exertional dyspnea.[] Abstract A 45 year-old Thai woman, gravida 5, para 5 presented with a huge pelvic mass as well as ascites and right pleural effusion.[]

  • Hodgkin Lymphoma

    We report the case of a 16 years old female who presented with 6 months history of dry cough, hemoptysis, dyspnea, dysphagia and dysphonia.[] On clinical examination, this dog presented with nonproductive dry cough, serous nasal discharge, dyspnea, and lack of appetite.[] Chest and Heart: Mediastinal lymph nodes may present as chest pain and dyspnea. Abdomen: Abdominal enlargement may be noted with splenomegaly or hepatomegaly.[]

  • T-Cell Lymphoblastic Lymphoma

    Resting dyspnea without stridor or wheezing was noted. Large, nontender, immobile lymph nodes were palpable in the bilateral anterior cervical and inguinal regions.[] Hematologic Malignancies Issue 1, Spring 2013 Figure 1 A 41-year-old man presented with 4 weeks of progressive dysphagia, reflux, involuntary weight loss, night sweats, dyspnea[] In fact, this mediastinal mass often provokes bilateral pleural effusion and pericardial effusion, which, in turn, may cause dyspnea, cough, chest pain, attenuation of breath[]

  • Chronic Constrictive Pericarditis

    A 61-year-old male had complained of cough and dyspnea on effort, with right pleural effusion.[] We present a patient with unexplained dyspnea, recurrent right-side pleural effusion, and ascites.[] The patients experienced dyspnea with bilateral lower-limb edema and pleural effusion, suggesting right cardiac dysfunction.[]

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