Pleural effusion and pulmonary embolisation

Does anyone know how pulmonary embolisation causes effusion as it affects the local vasculature?

Authored By sampath kumar on Tuesday 9th April 2013


R Hutch
Posted over 7 years ago

In really simple terms, embolism causes ischemia and infarction of local tissue and release of vasoactive mediators, this causes the capillaries to become leaky.

It is usually taught that PE can cause either transudative or exudative effusion