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436 Possible Causes for Recurrent Pleural Effusion

  • Chylothorax

    Report of a Case A 56-year-old woman was admitted to Georgetown University Hospital on July 9, 1974, for recurrent pleural effusions.[] Iodopovidone pleurodesis for recurrent pleural effusions. Chest 2002 ; 122 : 581 –3.[] Chylothorax can occur after hepatectomy and pleural effusion should raise suspicion for chylothorax.[]

  • Hepatitis

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  • Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

    Cardiopulmonary symptoms commonly include recurrent pleurisy, with or without pleural effusion.[] Of the deaths, 10 had PTB, 1 had a pleural effusion, 1 had TB meningitis and 1 had HIV and TB lymphadenitis.[] Multi-drug resistant (MDR) TB occurred in seven patients, six in patients with recurrent TB and one case of primary PTB.[]

  • Pleural Effusion

    The use of indwelling pleural catheter (IPC) for nonmalignant recurrent pleural effusions is growing.[] He underwent syringo-pleural shunting for syringomyelia. After 15 years, the patient presented with recurrent pleural effusion.[] We present the case of a 23-year-old woman with a long-standing history of recurrent left-sided pleural effusion unrelated to her menstrual cycle.[]

  • Pleural Mesothelioma

    Most often, this involves draining recurrent pleural effusions and performing pleurodesis.[] Indwelling pleural catheters (IPC) are a definitive alternative to pleurodesis for management of recurrent pleural effusions [ 12 , 13 ].[] Recurrent pleural effusions can be treated by talcum pleurodesis with 93% efficacy ( 19 ).[]

  • Cystic Fibrosis

    Cystic fibrosis is the most common life-limiting genetic condition in Caucasians caused by Cystic Fibrosis Transmembrane conductance Regulator (CFTR) gene mutations. Sweat chloride is the current gold standard for diagnosis where values 60 mmol/L are diagnostic and values 30 mmol/L are indeterminate. There is limited[…][]

  • Pulmonary Tuberculosis

    Pulmonary tuberculosis can be confirmed by positive bacteriology of sputum, bronchial aspirate or by biopsies (microscopy and/ or culture) or by histopathological examination highlighting specific tuberculous granulomas. When microscopy is repeatedly negative during noninvasive methods, lung biopsy by thoracoscopy is[…][]

  • Malignant Pleural Effusion

    Unfortunately, he died for recurrent pleural effusion and pulmonary complication 6 months later.[] pleural effusions.[] , recurrent pleural effusions.[]

  • Asbestosis

    However, this may merely represent a milder degree of the same pleural inflammation responsible for recurrent effusions.[] DPT may also develop due to recurrent episodes of asbestos-induced acute pleuritis in the absence of detectable pleural effusion.[] Possible sequela of benign asbestos associated pleural effusion, recurrent bouts of asbestos related pleuritis or extension of parenchymal fibrosis into the pleura Location[]

  • Thoracic Duct Fistula

    Reoperation for recurrent thyroid cancer poses an increased risk of complications, including thoracic duct fistula. Treatment of this complication is controversial. A survey of thoracic literature reports the use of somatostatin analog, whereas no cases have reported the use of this therapy in cases arising from[…][]

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