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Malignant Pleural Effusion
Gerald F. Abbott, MD, FACR; Florian J. Fintelmann, MD, FRCPC
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KEY FACTS

  • Terminology

    • Imaging

      • Top Differential Diagnoses

        • Pathology

          • Clinical Issues

            • Diagnostic Checklist

              TERMINOLOGY

              • Abbreviations

                • Malignant pleural effusion (MPE)
              • Definitions

                • Exudative pleural effusion containing neoplastic cells from pleural involvement by malignancy
                • Paramalignant effusion
                  • Pleural effusion in setting of malignancy; no direct evidence of pleural malignancy or other etiology

              IMAGING

              • General Features

                • Radiographic Findings

                  • CT Findings

                    • MR Findings

                      • Ultrasonographic Findings

                        • Nuclear Medicine Findings

                          • Imaging Recommendations

                            DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                              PATHOLOGY

                              • General Features

                                • Staging, Grading, & Classification

                                  • Gross Pathologic & Surgical Features

                                    • Microscopic Features

                                      • Pleural Fluid Analysis

                                        CLINICAL ISSUES

                                        • Presentation

                                          • Natural History & Prognosis

                                            • Treatment

                                              DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                                              • Consider

                                                • Image Interpretation Pearls

                                                  • Reporting Tips

                                                    Selected References

                                                    1. Abrao FC et al: Prognostic Factors of 30-Day Mortality After Palliative Procedures in Patients with Malignant Pleural Effusion. Ann Surg Oncol. ePub, 2015
                                                    2. DeBiasi EM et al: Mortality among patients with pleural effusion undergoing thoracentesis. Eur Respir J. ePub, 2015
                                                    3. Porcel JM et al: Clinical features and survival of lung cancer patients with pleural effusions. Respirology. 20(4):654-9, 2015
                                                    4. Zamboni MM et al: Important prognostic factors for survival in patients with malignant pleural effusion. BMC Pulm Med. 15:29, 2015
                                                    5. Heffner JE et al: Recent advances in the diagnosis and management of malignant pleural effusions. Mayo Clin Proc. 2008 Feb;83(2):235-50. Review. Erratum in: Mayo Clin Proc. 84(9):847, 2009
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                                                    KEY FACTS

                                                    • Terminology

                                                      • Imaging

                                                        • Top Differential Diagnoses

                                                          • Pathology

                                                            • Clinical Issues

                                                              • Diagnostic Checklist

                                                                TERMINOLOGY

                                                                • Abbreviations

                                                                  • Malignant pleural effusion (MPE)
                                                                • Definitions

                                                                  • Exudative pleural effusion containing neoplastic cells from pleural involvement by malignancy
                                                                  • Paramalignant effusion
                                                                    • Pleural effusion in setting of malignancy; no direct evidence of pleural malignancy or other etiology

                                                                IMAGING

                                                                • General Features

                                                                  • Radiographic Findings

                                                                    • CT Findings

                                                                      • MR Findings

                                                                        • Ultrasonographic Findings

                                                                          • Nuclear Medicine Findings

                                                                            • Imaging Recommendations

                                                                              DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                                                                                PATHOLOGY

                                                                                • General Features

                                                                                  • Staging, Grading, & Classification

                                                                                    • Gross Pathologic & Surgical Features

                                                                                      • Microscopic Features

                                                                                        • Pleural Fluid Analysis

                                                                                          CLINICAL ISSUES

                                                                                          • Presentation

                                                                                            • Natural History & Prognosis

                                                                                              • Treatment

                                                                                                DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                                                                                                • Consider

                                                                                                  • Image Interpretation Pearls

                                                                                                    • Reporting Tips

                                                                                                      Selected References

                                                                                                      1. Abrao FC et al: Prognostic Factors of 30-Day Mortality After Palliative Procedures in Patients with Malignant Pleural Effusion. Ann Surg Oncol. ePub, 2015
                                                                                                      2. DeBiasi EM et al: Mortality among patients with pleural effusion undergoing thoracentesis. Eur Respir J. ePub, 2015
                                                                                                      3. Porcel JM et al: Clinical features and survival of lung cancer patients with pleural effusions. Respirology. 20(4):654-9, 2015
                                                                                                      4. Zamboni MM et al: Important prognostic factors for survival in patients with malignant pleural effusion. BMC Pulm Med. 15:29, 2015
                                                                                                      5. Heffner JE et al: Recent advances in the diagnosis and management of malignant pleural effusions. Mayo Clin Proc. 2008 Feb;83(2):235-50. Review. Erratum in: Mayo Clin Proc. 84(9):847, 2009