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Pleural effusion occurs when fluid collects in the pleural cavity—the
area between the lungs and the chest. Fluid buildup may cause abnormal pressure
on the lungs.
July 15, 2011
E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine & Robert L. Cowie, MB, FCP(SA), MD, MSc, MFOM - Pulmonology
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