S. BOHARAS, M.D.; LEO H. CRIEP, M.D.
Pleural effusion is common in congestive heart failure. Occasionally a small amount of the fluid may extend into an interlobar fissure from the general pleural space.1 However, interlobar effusion may occur without any fluid in the pleural cavity. Only 14 such instances are found in a review of the literature.1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 The following case is reported to illustrate this unusual finding.
A. N., a white male, aged 59, was first admitted to the hospital on October 13, 1942, complaining of severe shortness of breath, cough and moderate epigastric pain. He
BOHARAS S, CRIEP LH. INTERLOBAR EFFUSION ASSOCIATED WITH CONGESTIVE HEART FAILURE1. Ann Intern Med. ;23:426–431. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-23-3-426
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1945;23(3):426-431.
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