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931 Possible Causes for Left Pleural Effusion

  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

    effusion, pneumonia, COPD, anaemia or collapse of a lobe or of the left or right lung. 214 215 One small double blind trial reported that hypoxaemic patients with advanced[dx.doi.org] 8.11.4 Lung cancer and other cancers with pulmonary involvement Most patients with cancer who present with acute breathlessness have a specific causative factor such as a pleural[dx.doi.org]

  • Pulmonary Embolism

    Echography showed slight increase in left pleural effusion. She had the same diagnosis. The chest pain remained at the same level.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] She was found to have left lower lobe consolidation and pleural effusion and was treated as a case of pneumonia.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] CXR reveals a small pleural effusion in the left base. The left diaphragm is elevated. Shoulder x-ray is normal.[meddean.luc.edu]

  • Pancreatic Abscess

    Here, we report a rare case of acute necrotizing pancreatitis in a 40-year-old male who presented with pain in the abdomen, ascites and left basal pleural effusion.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] There was moderate ascites, left-sided basal consolidation was noted in the left lung along with mild left pleural effusion.[ijpmonline.org] […] upper quadrant May show a paucity of gas from fluid-filled bowel Left pleural effusion CT Focal or diffuse enlargement of the pancreas Heterogeneous enhancement Indistinct[learningradiology.com]

  • Pulmonary Infarction

    Abstract Following pulmonary infarction, three patients developed the classical signs and symptoms of the Dressler syndrome associated with persistent left pleural effusion[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Left: A small pleural effusion is also evident.[rc.rcjournal.com] A pleural effusion is sometimes present that is exudative, detectable by decreased percussion note, audible breath sounds, and vocal resonance.[en.wikipedia.org]

  • Acute Pancreatitis

    Imaging showed a left-sided pleural effusion and persistent leukocytosis.[pancreas.imedpub.com] effusions (usually on left) and pulmonary infiltrates Chest US Visualization of pleural effusion; guided drainage for diagnosis or treatment of respiratory failure Abdominal[academic.oup.com] […] hepatomegaly with fatty change in liver Minimal Left sided pleural effusion with Left lower lobe atelectasis Diagnosis: Severe Acute Pancreatitis (Alcoholic) with Acute Renal[epomedicine.com]

  • Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis

    effusion (new ground-glass opacities) since the preceding visit; and exclusion of any known causes of acute worsening, including infection, left heart failure, pulmonary[doi.org] […] previous 30 days; new diffuse pulmonary infiltrates visualized on chest radiography, HRCT, or both, or the development of parenchymal abnormalities with no pneumothorax or pleural[doi.org]

  • Empyema

    Chest radiography showed encapsulated pleural effusion of the left lung and pleural effusion which was consistent with acute empyema.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Chest examination showed left pleural effusion, whereas other examinations were unremarkable.[atmph.org] […] of the lower lobe on the right side and atelectasis of the left lower lobe and echofree pleural flui ...[ultrasoundcases.info]

  • 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] […] inciting cause may be vomiting, straining, childbirth or a blunt blow to the abdomen or thorax Tears are vertically oriented , 1-4 cm in length Almost all (90%) occur along the left[prep4usmle.com] […] radiolucency seen through the heart representing air in the left lower mediastinum that dissects under the left diaphragmatic pleura] In neonatal rupture, pneumomediastinum[prep4usmle.com]

  • Splenic Abscess

    It revealed evidence of left basal pneumonitis with pleural effusion and raised left hemidiaphragm ( Fig-1 ).[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] pleural effusion.[3].[explainmedicine.com] A follow-up ultrasound showed increased effusion, left basal pulmonary consolidation and elevated diaphragm, secondary to splenic cyst.[archbronconeumol.org]

  • Cystic Fibrosis

    […] fluid surrounding the trachea, and left pleural effusion.[web.archive.org] , dense right basilar consolidation, right-sided pleural effusion, and leftward deviation of the cardiac silhouette.[web.archive.org] There is a left-sided aortic arch.[web.archive.org]

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