Diagnose and Treat Pleural Effusion

Diagnose and Treat Pleural EffusionSurgical Specialist of Ocala can diagnose and treat pleural effusion. Once diagnosed, we investigate to find the underlying cause, then determine the best course of treatment. Let’s take a look at some of the most common treatment options.

Medication

Medication may be recommended to reduce the accumulation of fluid. For instance, when pleural effusion is a result of congestive heart failure, diuretics may be prescribed. Your surgeon will discuss all applicable medication options with you.

Lung Tissue Removal

If restricting tissue around the lung is causing pleural effusion, your surgeon may recommend removing this tissue.

Drainage Tube

A temporary drainage tube can be inserted through a minimally invasive surgical procedure called Video-Assisted Thoracic Surgery (VATS).

Do you have any symptoms of pleural effusion? Do you have any of the underlying conditions listed above? Have you already been diagnosed with pleural effusion? If so, we can help. Call today to schedule an appointment with one of our specialists.

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