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Pleural Effusion Cases

  • Case 1>> A 60 year-old man with a history of multiple myocardial infarctions presents to his primary care provider complaining of increasing dyspnea on exertion.
  • Case 2>> A 45 year-old man with cirrhosis secondary to chronic alcohol abuse and Hepatitis C presents to clinic complaining of increasing dyspnea.
  • Case 3>> A 50 year-old woman who immigrated from Cambodia 15 years ago presents to the International Clinic complaining of left-sided chest pain and increasing difficulty breathing.
  • Case 4>> A 34 year-old woman with a history of heavy alcohol use presents to the emergency room complaining of increasing shortness of breath and right-sided chest pain.
  • Case 5>> A 70 year-old man with COPD and a known adenocarcinoma of the left lung presents with increasing dyspnea and is found to have a large left pleural effusion.
  • Case 6>> A 37 year-old woman presents with 10-days of progressive exertional dyspnea. Her review of systems was pretty unremarkable.
  • Case 7>> A 65 year-old retired military officer with a history of rheumatoid arthritis presents to clinic with increasing dyspnea.
  • Case 8>> A 45 year-old man is seen in clinic for fever, productive cough and dyspnea on exertion of several days duration.
  • Case 9>> A 55 year-old woman underwent thoracotomy for a resection of a posterior mediastinal mass.
  • Case 10>> A 55 year-old man presents with increasing dyspnea and is found to have a very large right pleural effusion occupying half of his chest cavity on chest x-ray.

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