what might be the cause of patients pleural fluid collection

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In india Pulmonary Koch's is the first reason for pleural effusion .

Other causes may be Congestive heart failure ,renal failure,infection, malignancy , cirrhosis , trauma , hypoalbuminemia, pulmonary embolism.
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# at posterior and lateral part of left 5th and 6th ribs with haemothorax left.

It a case of haemothorax coz I can see fractures of posterior 5 6 7 ribs. Flial chest? More than one fracture within one bone

Post traumatic haemothorax due to rib fracture left side

Lt sided chest trauma with rib # and haemothorax

Haemothorax with flial chest

fracture of ribs on left could be haemothorax. effusion should be drained, As blood is a medium for bacterial proliferation. pleural fluid haematocrit shud be done.

Dr rini it is a h haemothorax lt First it will undergo autolysis Then it is bound to become empyema If repeated asp can serve the purpose (which seems to be difficult) pt will need icd
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Hemothorax due to frcure ribs and chest trauma

Multiple fractured ribs visible.. Ask for history of trauma Probably dealing with hemothorax

tuberculosis...

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