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Bilateral pleural effusion

Bilateral pleural effusions can be common in general radiology practice. The may be symmetrical or asymmetrical. they can occur from a number of varied etiologies although congestive heart failure (CHF), renal or liver failure generally considered common 1.  

Recognized list of causes are many and include 2

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Article information

rID: 86020
System: Chest
Section: Gamuts
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Bilateral pleural effusions

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