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Pleural effusion, bilateral




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In this radiograph, the abnormality at the left base is obvious showing a curved density in place of the normally convex diaphragm. That curvature is characteristic of a pleural effusion which could be proven by obtaining decubitus films to demonstrate the layering of the free fluid.

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