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5 out of 15
 

Left -sided pleural effusion seen in (PGI Nov 2012)



A Pancreatitis

B Rheumatoid arthritis

C Hypoproteinemia

D CCF

E Esophageal rupture

Ans. A

Pancreatitis, B . Rheumatoid arthritis, E . Esophageal rupture

Causes Of Left Sided Effusions

1). Rheumatoid arthritis

2). Pancreatitis

3). Pericardial inflammation

4). Esophageal rupture.

5). Left sided subdiaphragmatic abscess

6). Thoracic duct involvement above D5 level

Extra Edge - Causes of Right Sided Effusions

1). Fluid retaining states – CHF, CRF, Cirrhosis

2). Amoebic liver abscess, subphrenic abscess

3). Meig’s syndrome

4). Thoracic duct involvement below D5 level.

Causes of B/L Effusion – LVF, Pulm infarction, Hypoalbuminemia, Malignancy.

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