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Left-sided hydrothorax in connection with severe pre-eclampsia. Case reports.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6151919     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Four cases of left-sided pleural hydrothorax in connection with severe pre-eclampsia are reported. In addition an increased formation of ascitic fluid was observed in the patients. A long-lasting bed rest in the left lateral recumbent position preceded the discovery of the roentgenologically verified pleural changes. Hypoproteinemia caused by the excretion of large amounts of protein in the urine seems to be a partial etiological factor aggravated by the renal retention of sodium and water. Pleural transudate disappeared spontaneously within two weeks from the delivery. In such cases, immediate diagnostic procedures, e.g. the exclusion of tuberculosis, are unnecessary. The authors think that the phenomenon is common in similar cases but usually remains undiagnosed.
S Suonio; M Saaranen; S Saarikoski
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of gynaecology and obstetrics: the official organ of the International Federation of Gynaecology and Obstetrics     Volume:  22     ISSN:  0020-7292     ISO Abbreviation:  Int J Gynaecol Obstet     Publication Date:  1984 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1985-04-15     Completed Date:  1985-04-15     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0210174     Medline TA:  Int J Gynaecol Obstet     Country:  IRELAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  357-61     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Ascites / etiology
Cesarean Section
Hydrothorax / etiology*,  radiography
Infant, Newborn
Pre-Eclampsia / complications*
Pregnancy Complications* / radiography

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