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Br Med Bull. 2005 Mar 14;72:31-47. Print 2004.

Pleural effusion: a structured approach to care.

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Oxford Pleural Diseases Unit, Oxford Centre for Respiratory Medicine, Churchill Hospital Oxford OX3 7LJ, UK. naj_rahman@yahoo.co.uk

Abstract

The accumulation of fluid in the pleural space is a common manifestation of a wide range of disease. This review provides a structured approach to the investigation of the patient with a pleural effusion. This should allow an accurate diagnosis to be made with the minimum number of invasive and time-consuming investigations.

PMID:
15767562
DOI:
10.1093/bmb/ldh040
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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