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Pancreaticopleural fistula: an unusual cause of pleural effusion.
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PMID:  22611718     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
Pleural effusions are commonly seen in pancreatitis. They usually arise from the transdiaphragmatic transfer of exudative fluid during an episode of acute pancreatitis and resolve spontaneously. Rarely, in patients with chronic pancreatitis, pleural effusions can result from the development of a fistulous connection between the pancreas and pleural space; that is, a pancreaticopleural fistula. The authors present a case of a patient with a pancreaticopleural fistula and then review this rare but important entity.
Joshua Giaccotto; David Curtis; Eric Shore
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Connecticut medicine     Volume:  76     ISSN:  0010-6178     ISO Abbreviation:  Conn Med     Publication Date:  2012 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-05-22     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0372745     Medline TA:  Conn Med     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  201-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
University of Connecticut School of Medicine, Farmington, USA.
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