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Pleural effusion: a structured approach to care

Najib M Rahman, Stephen J Chapman, Robert J O Davies
British Medical Bulletin 2004, 72: 31-47
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The accumulation of fluid in the pleural space is a common manifestation of a wide range of disease. This review provides a structured approach to the investigation of the patient with a pleural effusion. This should allow an accurate diagnosis to be made with the minimum number of invasive and time-consuming investigations.

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