Pleural Diseases

  • Sudha Kansal
  • Rajesh Chawla


Pleural effusion is a relatively uncommon cause for admission to intensive care unit; however, it occurs during stay in the ICU due to complications of diseases and procedures performed in these patients. It may be difficult to detect pleural effusion and pneumothorax in critically ill patients in supine chest X-ray.


Pleural Effusion Pleural Fluid Malignant Pleural Effusion Tube Thoracostomy Pleural Disease 
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© Springer India 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Respiratory Medicine and Critical CareIndraprastha Apollo HospitalsNew DelhiIndia
  2. 2.Department of Respiratory, Critical Care & Sleep MedicineIndraprastha Apollo HospitalsNew DelhiIndia

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