A Case of Hepatic Hydrothorax Due to a Large Diaphragmatic Defect

K. K. LAU, B. ARKLES, A. McKENZIE

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Abstract

Hepatic hydrothorax is an infrequent complication of cirrhosis. The source of pleural fluid has been the subject of considerable speculation. A case of hepatic hydrothorax is discussed which illustrates a large diaphragmatic defect as the cause of ascitic fluid passing into the pleural cavity.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)160-162
Number of pages3
JournalAustralasian Radiology
Volume36
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 1992
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Cirrhosis
  • Diaphragm
  • Hydrothorax

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