Pleural Fluid Aspiration Complications
Pleural Fluid Aspiration Risk Factors
Alternate Names for Pleural Fluid Aspiration:
Complications are rare, but no procedure is completely free of risk. If you are planning to have a thoracentesis, your doctor will review a list of possible complications, which may include:
- A collapsed lung
- Reaccumulation of the fluid
- Damage to the liver or spleen
Factors that may increase the risk of complications include:
- A history of lung surgery
- A long-term, irreversible lung disease (such as emphysema or asthma)
- Anything affecting normal blood clotting
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Learn about possible complications and what might increase the risk of them.
What to Expect
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What are the next steps and other possible tests needed after you have received the results.
Call Your Doctor
What to look out for and when to call your doctor after a procedure has been done.