A pleural effusion is an abnormal amount of fluid around the lung. Pleural effusions can result from many medical conditions.
Symptoms of pleural effusions may include:
- Shortness of breath
- Chest pian, especially on breathing in deeply (pleurisy, or pleuritic pain)
Dignosis can be made through
- Patient History
- Physical Examination
- Chest X - Ray
- CT Scan
- A pleural tap may be needed
Treatment for pleural effusions may often simply mean treating the medical condition causing the pleural effusion.
Consult your pulmonologist for further treatment at Aadil Hospital.