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effusion

 [ĕ-fu´zhun]
1. escape of a fluid into a part; exudation or transudation.
2. an exudate or transudate.
chyliform effusion see chylothorax.
chylous effusion see chylothorax.
pericardial effusion the accumulation of an abnormally large amount of pericardial fluid in the pericardium.
Accumulated fluid from a pericardial effusion evacuated by the subxiphoid approach to pericardiocentesis. From Polaski and Tatro, 1996.
pleural effusion see pleural effusion.
pseudochylous effusion see chylothorax.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

ef·fu·sion

(e-fyū'zhŭn),
1. The escape of fluid from the blood vessels or lymphatics into the tissues or a cavity.
2. A collection of the fluid effused.
[L. effusio, a pouring out]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

effusion

(ĭ-fyo͞o′zhən)
n.
1.
a. The act or an instance of effusing.
b. Liquid or other matter poured forth.
2. Medicine
a. The seeping of serous, purulent, or bloody fluid into a body cavity or tissue.
b. The effused fluid.
The American Heritage® Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2007, 2004 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.

effusion

Accumulation of fluid in various spaces of the body, or the knee itself, which is a frequent byproduct of injury. See Ascites, Peritoneal effusion, Pleural effusion, Pseudochylous effusion, Subdural effusion.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

ef·fu·sion

(e-fyu'zhŭn)
1. The escape of fluid from the blood vessels or lymphatics into the tissues or a cavity.
2. A collection of the fluid effused.
[L. effusio, a pouring out]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

effusion

1. Movement of fluid from its usual situation, to form a collection elsewhere.
2. The collection of fluid in an abnormal site, as in a pleural effusion, a pericardial effusion or a joint effusion.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

Effusion

The escape of fluid from blood vessels or the lymphatic system and its collection in a cavity, in this case, the middle ear.
Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

ef·fu·sion

(e-fyu'zhŭn)
1. Escape of fluid from blood vessels or lymphatics into tissues or cavity.
2. Collection of effused fluid.
[L. effusio, a pouring out]
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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* Lipoprotein electrophoresis provides definitive diagnosis for a chylous effusion as it allows positive identification of chylomicrons.
Management of the uncommon complication of chylothorax in a child challenges nurses to not only care for their underlying disease but also to monitor the effectiveness of TPN or low-fat enteral nutrition in reducing the chylous effusion. Nurses must also conduct routine respiratory assessment and chest tube management.
Dasatinib-related pleural exudative, transudative, and chylous effusions are all lymphocyte-predominant exudates (9).
Mitani et al (19) recently evaluated LAM-associated chylous effusions from patients with LAM, and demonstrated that the cytologic features of LAM cell cluster were a well-organized, globular cluster consisting of LAM cells enveloped by lymphatic endothelial cells.