The management of hydrothorax in continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD).

Four patients on continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD) developed large, symptomatic pleural effusions after commencing peritoneal dialysis. Pleuroperitoneal fistula in each case was diagnosed by the presence of a high glucose content in pleural fluid, with a normal corresponding blood sugar, and was confirmed by isotope or contrast… CONTINUE READING