Recurrent Malignant Pleural Effusion in Lung Cancer Adenocarcinoma patient
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.