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Different Radiographs To Depict And Show Pleural Effusion In Affected Lungs (X-Ray Pictures)
Diagnosing With X-rays
A Pleural effusion is an excessive accumulation of fluid in the pleural space. It can be detected clinically when there is 500 mL or more present, and by plain Chest X-ray when there is more than 300 mL. Massive effusions are most commonly malignant in origin. A pleural effusion may be asymptomatic (if small) or cause breathlessness. The typical physical signs and chest X-ray appearances are shown in the pictures below.
Pleural Effusion In X-rays And DIagrams
1. All X-ray photos here are from DFM E-Group, in the photo and X-ray section.
2. Notes and explanations: Wikipedia, Essentials of Clinical Medicine by Kumar and Clark's, Medicinenet and Mayor's Clinic.
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