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Pleural Effusion

Presence of fluid in the pleural cavity resulting from excessive transudation or exudation from the pleural surfaces. It is a sign of disease and not a diagnosis in itself.

Year introduced: 1968

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Tree Number(s): C08.528.652

MeSH Unique ID: D010996

Entry Terms:

  • Effusion, Pleural
  • Effusions, Pleural
  • Pleural Effusions

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