PARAMALIGNANT PLEURAL EFFUSION POST MASTECTOMY- A CASE REPORT
*Dr. Binny, Dr. NC Kajal, Dr. Richa Gupta, Dr. Sumeet Arodhia
Paramalignant effusions are pleural effusion with solid tumors without evidence of direct pleural involvement and no evidence of malignant cells in pleural fluid. These cases are most commonly associated with lung cancer followed by breast cancers and others. Lymphatic obstruction appears to be the mechanism for development of PMPE. Here we present a case of PMPE associated with breast cancer with history of right sided mastectomy 13 years back.
Keywords: Paramalignant pleural effusion, breast cancer, therapeutic thoracocentesis.
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