Pleural effusion

Case contributed by Mohammad Osama Hussein Yonso
Diagnosis certain


The patient was reviewed for right-sided chest pain with breathing difficulty, fever, nausea, multiple episodes of vomiting, no appetite, and body pain since 4 days ago. clinical examination: decreased breath sound at the right side of the chest.

Patient Data

Age: 25 years
Gender: Male

Almost complete opacification of the right hemithorax and mild mediastinal shift to the left.

Case Discussion

Pleural effusions are abnormal accumulations of fluid within the pleural space. They may result from a variety of pathological processes that overwhelm the pleura's ability to reabsorb fluid.

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