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Pleural effusion. Chest X-ray of an 80-year-old patient undergoing chemotherapy, showing pleural effusion in the left lung (right). Pleural effusion is the accumulation of fluid in the spaces around the lungs. The fluid compresses the lungs, leading to breathing difficulties. This patient also has scoliosis (deviated spine).
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