Emergency department presentation of an unusual pleural effusion.
Pleural effusion as a manifestation of malignancy is commonly encountered in clinical practice; most are transudates or exudates of endogenous body fluids. We report a case of pleural effusion that is directly related to the inadvertent infusion of chemotherapeutic agents into the hemithorax of a patient with ovarian carcinoma. With the increasingly common use of outpatient intravenous therapy, emergency department presentations of unusual pleural effusions should be considered.
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Pronchik, D. J., & Sexton, J. (1998). Emergency department presentation of an unusual pleural effusion. The American journal of emergency medicine, 16(2), 163–165. https://doi.org/10.1016/s0735-6757(98)90037-7
Medicine and Health Sciences
Department of Emergency Medicine