Indwelling Tunneled Pleural Catheters for the Management of Hepatic Hydrothorax. A Pilot Study.

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RATIONALE Hepatic hydrothorax is a complication of cirrhosis in which hydrostatic imbalances result in fluid accumulation within the pleural space. Although uncommon, this may cause significant morbidity, resulting in dyspnea requiring repeated pleural drainage procedures. Liver transplantation is curative, but it is rarely immediately available to… (More)
DOI: 10.1513/AnnalsATS.201510-688BC

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