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What is an exudative effusion?

An exudative effusion is one of two types of pleural effusions. In this type of effusion, the blood vessels become inflamed and leaky and fluids seep into the pleural spaces. This type of effusion is seen in conditions such as lung cancer and pneumonia.

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How is pleural effusion treated?
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Treatment for pleural effusion involves removing the excess fluid in the pleural cavity, keeping the...
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What is a transudative effusion?
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A transudative effusion is one of two types of pleural effusions. In transudative effusions, fluid p...
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How is pleural effusion, a pleural cavity disorder, diagnosed?
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A doctor can make a preliminary diagnosis of pleural effusion by using a stethoscope to listen to th...
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How does pleural effusion affect the function of the lungs?
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The main effect of pleural effusion is its effect on the lungs. If the pleural effusion becomes larg...
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