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Defying gravity: subdiaphragmatic causes of pleural effusions.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23411055     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Intra-abdominal fluid may migrate readily into the pleural space through naturally occurring holes in the diaphragm or intradiaphragmatic lymphatics. Although any type of fluid in the abdomen may migrate, additional pathologic mechanisms are involved in the development of chylous ascites/chylothorax, yellow nail syndrome, urinothorax, pancreaticopleural fistulas, or other connections. In the differential diagnosis of the large list of potential pleural fluid causes, intra-abdominal sources should be entertained by the practicing physician in the right clinical context.
Authors:
Kyle Bramley; Jonathan T Puchalski
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinics in chest medicine     Volume:  34     ISSN:  1557-8216     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin. Chest Med.     Publication Date:  2013 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-02-15     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7907612     Medline TA:  Clin Chest Med     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  39-46     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2013 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Affiliation:
Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine, 15 York Street, LCI 105, New Haven, CT 06510, USA.
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