Pleural effusion is an affection that consists in the accumulation of liquid around the lungs. When this liquid contains cancerous cells it is called malignant pleural effusion.
The accumulation of liquid limits the natural movements of the lungs and this leads to heavy breathing and chest pain. However, you should know that pleural effusion is not a disease but a complication of a disorder and in order to treat it, patients undergo a thoracentesis as it helps to ameliorate the unpleasant symptoms mentioned before.
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