Hepatic hydrothorax: diagnosis and management. Case report and review of the literature.

G. S. Ellis, J. Laurin

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Abstract

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 languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)295-298
Number of pages4
JournalMaryland medical journal (Baltimore, Md. : 1985)
Volume48
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jan 1 1999
Externally publishedYes

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