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Message: You Must Look Outside the Lungs 

Message: You Must Look Outside the Lungs
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Message: You Must Look Outside the Lungs
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Edward C. Rosenow

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199756926.003.0063
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date: 18 April 2021

Massive pleural effusion

Rarely intrathoracic mass lesion, tension pneumothorax, pericardial cyst, diaphragm neoplasms

Almost always on left side

Upper quadrant mass in abdomen

Paradoxic motion of diaphragm resulting in “pendulum” breathing also contributes to dyspnea

Ultrasound and CT are characteristic...

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