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Hepatic hydrothorax: report of two cases.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2161609     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
This paper describes two patients with liver cirrhosis presenting with right sided hydrothorax. The diagnosis of hepatic hydrothorax was confirmed by a radionuclide study using an intraperitoneal injection of radioactive 99mTc-tin-colloid, demonstrating the one-way transdiaphragmatic flow of fluid from the peritoneal to pleural cavities. Pleural taps, salt restriction and diuretics resulted in volume depletion and impaired renal function in the first patient. Medical therapy and a single thoracocentesis were successful in the other patient.
Authors:
G H Moorkens; P P Michielsen; P A Pelckmans; L J Colemont; P P Blockx; Y M Van Maercke
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta clinica Belgica     Volume:  45     ISSN:  1784-3286     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Clin Belg     Publication Date:  1990  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1990-07-12     Completed Date:  1990-07-12     Revised Date:  2014-03-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370306     Medline TA:  Acta Clin Belg     Country:  BELGIUM    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  9-14     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Aged
Female
Humans
Hydrothorax / etiology*,  radiography,  radionuclide imaging
Liver Cirrhosis / complications*
Liver Cirrhosis, Alcoholic / complications
Male
Pleural Effusion / etiology

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