Pleural Effusions

A pleural effusion is excess fluid in the pleural space.  The pleura is a large, thin sheet of tissue that wraps around the outside of the lungs and lines the inside of the chest cavity.

Programs + Services


Pulmonary Clinic

The Pulmonary Clinic at Tufts Medical Center in downtown Boston provides comprehensive evaluation and treatment of a wide range of pulmonary problems.
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Doctors + Care Team

Antonio D. Lassaletta, MD

Antonio D. Lassaletta, MD

Accepting New Patients

Title(s): Thoracic Surgeon; Assistant Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
Appt. Phone: 617-636-5589
Fax #: 617-636-9095

General thoracic and foregut surgery, minimally invasive thoracic surgery, surgical robotics

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Sucharita R. Kher, MD

Sucharita R. Kher, MD

Accepting New Patients

Title(s): Director, Outpatient Pulmonary Clinic; Pulmonary Attending Physician; Instructor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Medicine, Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine
Appt. Phone: 617-636-6377
Fax #: 617-636-1649

Pulmonary diseases, critical care medicine

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