Recurrent Malignant Pleural Effusion in Lung Cancer Adenocarcinoma patient

Lung Cancer


  • Nur Atiqah Abdul Muin Student Advance Diploma Oncology Care
  • Ros Idayu Mat Nawi
  • Nurhayati Mohd Marzuki


Background: Pleural effusion is associated with diseases including malignancies, infections, autoimmune diseases and trauma. Carcinomas of the lung, breast and lymphomas frequently cause malignant pleural effusions. Lung adenocarcinoma is especially associated with malignant pleural effusion, indicating advanced stage disease or disease progression. This case reporting 61 years old, Malay lady was experienced symptoms of worsening shortness of breath, frequently coughing with whitish sputum and also complained unable to ambulate for long distance and inability to lie flat. On 22/10/2019, patient came to Lung Cancer Clinic as follow up. On examination noted that patient feeling of chest tightness and chest X-ray found evidence of recurrent pleural effusion. Ultrasound Guided thorax done with chest tube insertion done on 24/10/2019. Pleurodesis was done to prevent recurrent pleural effusion.



How to Cite

Abdul Muin, N. A., Mat Nawi, R. I., & Mohd Marzuki, N. (2020). Recurrent Malignant Pleural Effusion in Lung Cancer Adenocarcinoma patient: Lung Cancer. ILKKM Journal of Medical and Health Sciences, 2(1), 15-18. Retrieved from