pseudochylous effusion


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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.
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pseudochylous effusion

A milky pleural effusion mimicking chylothorax, associated with ↑ lipids–cholesterol or lecithin-globulin complexes, seen in chronic pulmonary effusions, as in TB, rheumatoid arthritis or empyema. Cf Chylous effusion.
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