Current practice standards indicate the need for tube thoracostomy in the management of clinically significant recurrent pleural effusions. The following case presentation and review of the literature illustrate a contraindication to chest tube insertion with pleural effusions associated with portal hypertension (hepatic hydrothorax) and suggest alternative therapies.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Maryland medical journal (Baltimore, Md. : 1985)|
|State||Published - Jan 1 1999|
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