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Standard electrophoresis analysis of the unconcentrated pleural effusion showed a discrete band migrating at a position between the [beta] and [gamma] globulins.
Hence, we carried out this study with an objective of highlighting the importance of pleural fluid ADA plus basic pleural fluid analysis in form of routine and microscopy examination in evaluating a case of tuberculous pleural effusion.
1],[2] Diagnosis of chylous ascites and chylothorax depends on the analyses of ascites and pleural effusion.
Objectives of the study was to compare the pleural fluid ADA level between tuberculous and non-tuberculous pleural effusion and to establish the diagnostic value of pleural fluid ADA level in tuberculous pleural effusion by using statistical methods.
White arrow shows ultrasonographic visualization of a pleural effusion between the visceral and parietal pleura
Our study introduced a staging model taking in to account the sonographic appearance of liver, portal vein and spleen along with the presence of ascites, pleural effusion and hepatocellular carcinoma.
Role of medical thoracoscopy in the treatment of tuberculous pleural effusion.
5-7) In this patient, we believe that activation of a latent breast granuloma may have resulted in a secondary or "sympathetic" pleural effusion, possibly triggered by surgical manipulation.
As pneumonia healed and pleural effusion resorbed after albendazole treatment, the pulmonary localization of M.
Chest radiograph showed bilateral nonhomogenous opacity predominantly in mid and lower zones that were clearly depicted as reticular and nodular shadows with some cystic shadows in upper zones in the scanogram and homogeneous opacification of the right costophrenic angle suggestive of pleural effusion [Figure 1].
Lymphoma related pleural effusion was confirmed by bone marrow or lymph node biopsy and enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) of blood samples.
All patients with pleural effusion who were admitted and fulfilling the inclusion criteria were included in the study.