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Hi Madam, effusion still there. Collapse may be there too.
Yes, failing which you can get fluid removed by needle and syringe.
Yes is not a problem if you are not having short breath and good exercise tolerance like walk.
There is thickening of pleura lining, so a procedure to remove it may be needed.
About 15% of original fluid remaining. Can exist indefinitely with little impairment of function. Easy to treat by tapping and if needed, decortication removing thick pleura.
Depends upon health of the lining membrane. If scarred,thickened and lacking blood vessels, fluid may remain static.
It can be done by a scope so easy..