hydrothorax

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hydrothorax

[‚hī·drə′thȯr‚aks]
(medicine)
Collection of serous fluid in the pleural spaces.
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Liver transplantation in patients with hepatic hydrothorax.
The value of thoracoscopy for diagnosis and management of refractory hepatic hydrothorax.
Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery with talc pleurodesis in the management of symptomatic hepatic hydrothorax.
The composition of pleural fluid from hepatic hydrothorax is similar to that of ascitic fluid.
Thoracocentesis can be performed in patients with dyspnoea due to hepatic hydrothorax for immediate relief of symptoms.
Both, though temporary measures, are perhaps the best available bridging to liver transplantation in selected patients with refractory hepatic hydrothorax (2,3).
A prospective study consists of 23 patients with clinical, laboratory and radiological evidence of liver cirrhosis, portal hypertension, and persistent right side symptomatic hepatic hydrothorax who were admitted to chest and tropical departments, Cairo University Hospital from March 2007 to March 2008.
The outcome of the present work revealed that chemical pleurodesis was effective in the treatment of hepatic hydrothorax in 15/20 patients (75%), there were 7/8 cases (87.