Bilateral pleural effusion

Last revised by Dr David Luong on 12 Jul 2021

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

Recognized list of causes are many and include 2:

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