15211 Vanowen St. Suite 205
Van Nuys, CA 91405
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Complications

  • A lung that is surrounded by excess fluid for a long time can cause lung scarring and may permanently decrease the lung function.
  • Pleural fluid may get infected and turn into an abscess if the effusion is longstanding; this is called an empyema (collection of pus).
  • Pneumothorax (air in the chest cavity) can be a complication of the thoracentesis, since this procedure involves placing needles into the pleural space, there is always a risk of entry of air.
  • Recurrence and relapse

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California Pleural Effusion
15211 Vanowen St. Suite 205
Van Nuys, CA 91405

tel: (818) 908-9752
email: info@treatpleuraleffusion.com

Treatment

Identifying the cause of the effusion is important because the treatment will be targeted towards this cause. The doctor will find a treatment that will work best on the patient based on what type of effusion and symptoms the patient have.
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