Pleural Effusion (Fluid In the Chest or On Lung) (cont.)

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Can pleural effusion be prevented?

The development of pleural effusions may sometimes be prevented by the early treatment of the underlying causes listed above. However, in certain cases, the development of pleural effusions may not be preventable. Some pleural effusions may be prevented from reoccurring by having individuals undergo pleurodesis, a procedure that seals up the pleural space.

Medically reviewed by James E Gerace, MD; American Board of Internal Medicine with subspecialty in Pulmonary Disease
REFERENCE: Medscape.com. Pleural Effusion.


Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 11/21/2013

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