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249 Possible Causes for Mediastinal Shift, Pleural Effusion

  • Malignant Pleural Effusion

    […] to distinguish malignant pleural effusions from other causes of exudative effusions would help diagnosis.[] A patient presented to the emergency department with a malignant pleural effusion associated with shortness of breath, and radiographic evidence of mediastinal shift and hypotension[] Chest radiograph reveals right upper lobe collapse and a moderate sized right-sided pleural effusion with no mediastinal shift.[]

  • Diaphragmatic Eventration

    This is a report of a 10-day-old term female infant with right diaphragmatic eventration in whom the initial diagnosis was right pleural effusion with probable ipsilateral[] A mediastinal shift to the contralateral side may cause significant compression of the affected chest contents, resulting in compromised pulmonary function, especially when[] We present two case reports of non-isolated diaphragmatic eventration associated with pleural and/or pericardial effusion.[]

  • Atelectasis

    Changes in lung density due to atelectasis, pleural effusion and pneumonia/pneumonitis are observed in lung cancer patients.[] shift") potential causes of resorptive atelectasis include obstructing neoplasms, mucous plugging in asthmatics or critically ill patients and foreign body aspiration resorptive[] This effect can lead to an elevated diaphragm and mediastinal shift to the affected side. Treatment depends on the underlying cause.[]

  • Pleural Effusion

    Myxedema Peritoneal dialysis Meigs' syndrome Obstructive uropathy End-stage kidney disease Exudative [ edit ] Pleural effusion Chest X-ray of a pleural effusion.[] A 13-year-old boy with no risk factors for lung cancer presented with a massive left-sided pleural effusion and a mediastinal shift on chest radiography and computed tomography[] shift 3000mL opacification of hemithorax contralateral mediastinal shift PLEURAL FLUID Things to put on the lab form: Protein LDH Glucose pH WCC Cytology Amylase HCT Gram[]

  • Chylothorax

    Abstract A chylothorax and a cholesterol pleural effusion represent the two forms of lipid effusions encountered.[] In the case of the female infant, the bilateral hydrothorax, more on the left with mediastinal shift, was discovered at 24 weeks' gestation.[] shift with respiratory failure, decreased venous return with mental cardiocirculatorii , caused by loss of protein metabolism, and fat-soluble vitamins, which can lead to[]

  • Paragonimiasis

    The floating particles appeared as diffuse hyperechoic foci in the anechoic pleural effusion on ultrasonography.[] A chest radiograph revealed complete opacification of the left hemithorax with a rightward mediastinal shift and compression of the left main stem bronchus.[] The pleural effusion gradually disappeared after the medication.[]

  • Tension Pneumothorax

    Unexplained and rapidly progressive pleural effusions have been associated with this entity.[] He was clinically stable without hypoxia or hypotension, and the initial chest x-ray study showed a large pneumothorax without mediastinal shift.[] Differential diagnosis Pleural effusion tends to be slower in onset and there is dullness on percussion.[]

  • Scimitar Syndrome

    More pleural effusions, and things get worse - A mild pleural effusion is noted, and allowed to resolve on its own. - The right diaphragm is noted to be elevated - diaphragmatic[] Mediastinal shift to the right with dextroversion of the heart.[] […] and dullness to percussion at the bases (pleural effusion), along with basal rales/crackles (pulmonary edema) Please note that an approach to murmurs is available on[]

  • Bronchial Obstruction

    Right pleural effusion.[] Computed tomography revealed a large endobronchial lesion causing occlusion of the left main bronchus and significant mediastinal shift to the left.[] During the migratory cycle, pulmonary infestation may cause abscess, hemorrhaging, acute respiratory distress syndrome, pleural effusion, or asthma-like symptoms. 1-3 When[]

  • Kerosene Poisoning

    These included varying degrees of perihilar and lung infiltration, pulmonary cystic changes, pleural effusion, empyema, pneumomediastinum and surgical emphysema.[] shift to the contralateral side. [9] This case presentation fits in the above description.[] Analysis of radiological data showed a wide spectrum of pulmonary changes with a high incidence of pleural effusions and pneumatocoeles.[]

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