Massive "sweet" hydrothorax

Po-Jen Yang; Tsan-Hsing Liu
November 2010
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;11/23/2010, Vol. 182 Issue 17, p1883
Academic Journal
The article presents the medical case of a 59-year-old woman diagnosed with large pleural effusion with mediastinal shift to the left after receiving continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis. It states that laboratory analysis reveals a leakage of the dialysis fluid into the pleural space, and that there were identified and sutured multiple defects of the right diaphragm. Moreover, diagnosis and imaging of hydrothorax complication as a result of peritoneal dialysis are discussed.


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