Most effusions were unilateral and ipsilateral to the affected breast, and the median interval from diagnosis of breast cancer to detection of pleural effusion was 32 months (range 0 to 84).Cited by: 7. May 01, · Pleural effusions related to cancer are called malignant pleural effusions (MPEs). Most MPEs are caused by lung or breast cancer and are diagnosed by analyzing a fluid sample withdrawn from the effusion by thoracentesis and finding cancer cells. Sometimes more than 1 sample is required to find the cancer cells. How Are MPEs Treated?Cited by: 2.
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A pleural effusion can also be a symptom of several types of cancer. An effusion can develop if cancer cells have spread into the pleura. They can lead to irritation and cause fluid to build up. The types of cancer that are more likely to cause a pleural effusion are. Oct 26, · Pleural metastasis of breast cancer often presents with malignant pleural effusion (MPE), which leads to recurrent attacks of dyspnoea and frequent hospital visits for surgical drainage 4. Here, we present two cases of breast cancer relapses after 21 and 14 years of DFS and MPE secondary to pleural metastasis.