Disease Information for Pleural effusion, malignant

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Clinical Manifestations
Signs & Symptoms
Apical impulse absent
Chest Pain
Breath Sounds Decreased
Chest pain/non-cardiac
Consolidation left base/signs
Consolidation right base/on exam
Cough
Distant breath sounds
Dullness to percussion lung base
Dyspnea
Dyspnea on exertion
Fremitus Localized Decrease
Intercostal spaces filled out
Localized dullness to percussion
Lung signs/abnormality
Pleuritic chest pain
Rapid Breathing
Shortness of breath/SOB
Signs of consolidation/chest
Signs of pleural effusion
Splinting on breathing/sign
Tachypnea/Increased respiratory rate
Unilateral Absent Breath Sounds
Tracheal deviation/shift
Clinical Presentation & Variations
Presentation/Pleural Effusions Recurrent
Disease Progression
Course/Chronic disorder
Course/Chronic only
Laboratory Tests
Microbiology & Serology Findings
Microlab/Pleural fluid culture/sterile
Microlab/Sterile pleural exudate
Abnormal Lab Findings (Non Measured)
PLEURAL Exudate
Abnormal Lab Findings - Decreased
PLEURAL Glucose
PLEURAL pH
SPAG/Serum Albumin-Pleural Gradient (Lab)
Abnormal Lab Findings - Increased
PLEURAL Erythrocytes
PLEURAL LDH
PLEURAL Leukocytes
PLEURAL Protein
Diagnostic Test Results
Other Tests & Procedures
Thoracentesis/Abnormality
Thoracoscopy/Pleural space abnormal
CT Scan
CT Scan/Chest abnormal
X-RAY
Xray/Chest abnormal
Xray/Atelectasis/Chest
Xray/Chest film/extrapulmonary abnormal
Xray/Chest/Lung fields/Abnormal
Xray/Massive pleural fluid/Chest
Xray/Mediastinal shift/Chest
Xray/Pleural fluid/Chest
Associated Diseases & Rule outs
Rule Outs
Empyema
Pneumonia
Pneumonia, bacterial
Associated Disease & Complications
Atelectasis, pulmonary
Pleural Effusion
Pleural Malignant effusion
PLEURAL Manifestations/involvement
Pleurisy
Disease Mechanism & Classification
Class
CLASS/Pleural disorder (ex)
CLASS/Pulmonic (category)
CLASS/Serosal disorder (ex)
Pathophysiology
Pathophysiology/Breathing Workload
Pathophysiology/Lung Ventilation Mechanics
Process
PROCESS/Malignancy/cancer (ex)
PROCESS/Neoplastic (category)
Definition

Presence of fluid in the pleural cavity as a complication of malignant disease. Malignant pleural effusions often contain actual malignant cells.

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