March 5, 2016
I've had a few people ask me about actually quantifying pleural effusions. Typically, I just eyeball the pleural effusions and categorize them as "causing problems" or "not causing problems", but if you need to find out exactly how much of that thoracic fluid is extrapulmonary, try the Balik or Remerand methods. Not sure what those words even mean? Watch the podcast to find out.
Oh, and if you don't know how to look for pleural effusions, let alone measure them, try this first