The differential diagnosis of pleural effusions

Authors: Miloslav Marel;  Libor Fila;  Michaela Červená
Authors‘ workplace: Pneumologická klinika 2. LF UK a FN v Motole, Praha
Published in: Vnitř Lék 2016; 62(7-8): 598-604
Category: Reviews


The problems of pleural effusions are connected with many areas of medicine. The problem affects approx. 0.5 % of the population every year. The paper summarizes pathophysiological data relating to the emergence of effusions, their epidemiology, description of particular types of effusions and possibilities of treatment. More attention is paid to the differential diagnosis and therapy for malign pleural effusions.

Key words:
diagnostics – exudate – treatment – pleura – transudate


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