10,344 Possible Causes for Left Pleural Effusion

  • Pleural Mesothelioma

    […] mesothelioma is taking imaging tests, such as X-rays or CT scans.[mesotheliomaguide.com] Chemotherapy can also help to shrink or control advanced pleural mesothelioma for some time.[cancerresearchuk.org] […] on a chest x-ray.[mesotheliomacenter.org]

    Missing: left effusion
  • Empyema

    […] method Chest X-ray, Ultrasound, CT scan, thoracentesis Similar conditions Pneumonia , pleural effusion , pulmonary embolism Treatment Supportive care , antibiotics , surgery[en.wikipedia.org] The standard plain chest X-ray is still useful in detecting pleural effusions which may represent an empyema.[cancertherapyadvisor.com] In an earlier prospective study of 203 patients admitted to hospital because of pneumo-nia, 90 (44%) had pleural effusions by bilateral decubitus chest-X rays 5 .[revclinesp.es]

    Missing: left
  • Acute Pancreatitis

    Other modalities including the abdominal x-ray lack sensitivity and are not recommended.[en.wikipedia.org] X-Ray: Pleural effusion, ARDS (Atelectasis and Basal infiltrates), Elevation of left diaphragm Plain Abdomina X-Ray (erect): To rule out perforated peptic ulcer Sentinel[epomedicine.com] Chest X-ray Pleural effusions (usually on left) and pulmonary infiltrates Chest US Visualization of pleural effusion; guided drainage for diagnosis or treatment of respiratory[academic.oup.com]

  • Pulmonary Infarction

    […] film common o Normal chest x-ray has a negative predictive value of only 74% o Plate-like (subsegmental, discoid) atelectasis o Lobar consolidation in lower lung zones and[learningradiology.com] It can aid (and is better than chest Xray) in pneumothorax evaluation, pleural effusion assessment (only need 15cc of fluid to see it on ultrasound!)[sonospot.wordpress.com] Left: A small pleural effusion is also evident.[rc.rcjournal.com]

  • Pulmonary Embolism

    Shoulder x-ray is normal.[meddean.luc.edu] Signs of pleural effusion, such as dullness to percussion and diminished breath sounds, may be present.[emedicine.medscape.com] What is the most common chest x-ray finding in PE?[med-ed.virginia.edu]

    Missing: left
  • Mallory-Weiss Syndrome

    […] posterolateral wall of the distal esophagus X-ray : Mediastinal emphysema, Left pleural effusion, Mediastinal widening, Subcutaneous emphysema, Nacleiro sign [a V-shaped[prep4usmle.com] For lacerations that extend higher into the lower oesophagus, left thoracotomy may be necessary to expose the bleeding tears by opening the oesophagus.[ots1.narod.ru] […] myocardial ischemia related to acute gastrointestinal blood loss, especially in patients with significant anemia, hemodynamic instability, cardiovascular disease, coexisting chest[emedicine.medscape.com]

  • Pleural Effusion

    Chest X-Ray Made Easy .[en.wikipedia.org] He or she may also order a chest X-ray to help diagnose pleural effusion.[healthline.com] Chest CT scan or a chest x-ray may be enough for your provider to decide on treatment.[nlm.nih.gov]

    Missing: left
  • Diaphragmatic Rupture

    , there are signs detectable on X-ray films that indicate the injury.[en.wikipedia.org] Occasionally a raised hemidiaphragm may be mistaken for a pleural effusion They can have similar X-ray appearances and both can cause dullness to percussion, but only an effusion[radiologymasterclass.co.uk] A computed tomography (CT) of the chest revealed a moderate left pleural effusion, compression of the left lung, and a rounded air-fluid cavity anteriorly (Figure 2A).[appliedradiology.com]

  • T-Cell Lymphoblastic Lymphoma

    X-ray chest showing near complete opacification of left lung due to massive pleural effusion with shift of mediastinum to right.[wjon.org] "The patient developed pericardial tamponade, which required urgent drainage, and recurrent pleural effusions that mandated placement of a chest tube and home oxygen," explains[dana-farber.org] If a pleural effusion is present and aspiration fluid is positive for lymphoma, it may obviate the need for further biopsy.[emedicine.medscape.com]

  • Dissecting Aortic Aneurysm

    His chest radiograph showed left basal consolidation with a small pleural effusion ( Figure 1 ).[consultant360.com] § Mediastinal widening § Left paraspinal stripe § Displacement of intimal calcifications § Apical pleural cap § Left pleural effusion § Displacement of endotracheal tube[learningradiology.com] Chest X-ray showed a huge collection of fluid in the pleural cavity.[sjmms.net]

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