Pleural effusion may occur as a complication of tera. radiation of the chest. Bachman and Macken 200 patients were observed who were exposed to Hemitorax (40–60 Gy) for breast jelly cancer Shl . Of this number of patients, II (5.5%) had a pleural effusion in the long-term period, which, in view of the absence of Other obvious causes were attributed to radiation therapy. pii . In all patients, effusion was formed after 6 months after completion of radiation therapy and was accompanied by radiation pneumonitis . The characteristics of the pleural fluid of patients with pleurisy caused by radiation therapy have not yet been clearly defined. divided, but there is evidence that it is an exudate with a large amount holding mesothelial cells . Most have pain the resulting effusion was small, but in one case, the effusion was about 50% hemithorax . In 4 of the II patients, spontaneous resorption of the effusion occurred in periods from 4 to 23 months. In the remaining patients, the pleural effusion persisted, but over the observation period (10–40 month ) its volume gradually decreased.
Individuals who have received extensive elektroozhogi can also Obra be pleural effusions. If the contact with the burn was on the chest, the pleura is damaged. Pleural A nauseous effusion in case of damage to the pleura occurs within the first week after the burn, while the patient may develop pneumonitis . The resulting pleural effusion is usually exudate and after a few months Slowly absorbed.