Malignant Pleural Effusion in Lung Adenocarcinoma Patient: Case ReportJournal: International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR) (Vol.10, No. 3)
Publication Date: 2021-03-05
Authors : Yulia Karolina Kurniawati;
Page : 1007-1010
Keywords : Pleural effusion; adenocarcinoma; lung cancer;
Lung adenocarcinoma is a widespread primary lung cancer. Lung cancer itself is one of the leading causes of death in human with 159, 000 deaths in 2015. Lung cancer can be categorized into two main histological groups where adenocarcinoma falls in the non-SCLC group. Hereby we present a case of a 69 year old woman with lung adenocarcinoma and malignant pleural effusion. This patient presented symptoms of shortness of breath and chest x ray shows a massive right-sided pleural effusion. Pleural effusion is often a marker of progression of the underlying malignancy.
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