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Patients with hydrothorax refractory to pharmacological treatment can be managed with pleurodesis or transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt TIPSalthough liver transplantation is the definitive treatment Am J Med ; Alonso-Navas 1 and J. Utility and complications of thoracocentesis in cirrhotic patients.

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J Clin Gastroenterol ; Based on hemodynamic evidence of mild portal hypertension, TIPS was performed. Successful treatment of hepatic hydrothorax with octreotide. There are some reported cases of successful treatment with pleurodesis. Ann Thorac Surg ; Hepatic hydrothorax pathogenesis, diagnosis and management.

Our patient had progressive improvement, allowing chest tube removal after five days of treatment Fig. Besides, she developed hepatic encephalopathy that responded to conventional treatment. She was diagnosed with hepatic hydrothorax with a liver biopsy that revealed early micromacronodular cirrhosis, with moderate activity and focal steatosis.

On admission, pleural fluid analysis met exudative criteria total protein 3. Gastroenterol Hepatol ; 25 3: Am J Med Sci ; Am J Gastroenterol ; In our case, the presence of pleural definicioh with positive culture for coagulase-positive Staphylococcus aureus was interpreted as empyema secondary to previous procedures. In an attempt to control pleural fluid formation, a minithoracotomy with talc pleurodesis was performed without success. Pathogenesis and treatment of hydrothorax complicating cirrhosis with ascites.

Arch Intern Med ; Its pathophysiology is unclear and it involves movement of ascitic fluid from the peritoneal cavity to the pleural space through micro- or macroscopic diaphragmatic defects It is usually associated with ascites but there are cases of isolated hydrothorax It is defined as pleural effusion greater than ml in patients with liver cirrhosis and portal hypertension without cardiopulmonary disease. This led us to treat our patient with this drug. Over the last few years, two cases of successful treatment of hepatic hydrothorax with octreotide have been reported.


After pleurodesis failure, and with hemodynamic evidence of mild portal hypertension hepatic venous pressure gradient: The only definitive treatment is liver transplantation 19,20and it must be always considered hidrotorx these patients. Blood cell count revealed leukocytosis of Transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt for recurrent hepatic hydrothorax. We considered this option for our patient due to the absence of response to previous treatments and with the objective of pleurodesis and detection of diaphragmatic defects, as well as to perform a definicikn examination of the thoracic cavity, taking biopsy samples to definitely exclude malignancy.

Rev Esp Enferm Dig ; Isotopic exploration of hepatic hydrothorax: She was admitted to our hospital one month later with recurrent right hydrothorax. Curr Opin Pulm Med ; 9: Hidrotroax intrahepatic portal systemic shunt for the management of symptomatic cirrhotic hydrothorax. Doppler ultrasound revealed signs of chronic liver disease without morphologic nor hemodynamic signs of portal hypertension, mild ascites and right pleural effusion.

We report the case of a patient that developed hepatic hydrothorax as the first complication of liver cirrhosis. Patients with severe dysnea often require chest tube placement, which is also used to treat iatrogenic defihicion spontaneous infection of pleural effusion.

Eur J Gastroenterol Hepatol ; Initial treatment is similar to that of hydropic decompensation and it consists of fluid and sodium restriction and diuretics.


Premature menopause treated with estrogens for more than 20 years. An Med Interna ; Eur J Gastroenterol hepatol ; Although it is a safe, little-invasive and efficient procedure, it has two major inconveniences: No recurrence of hydrothorax or ascites has occurred within six months of discharge with a 25 mg dose of aldactone daily. According to literature, TIPS is the most effective hidfotorax for refractory hepatic hydrothorax and it is considered one of the indications for this technique 9,15, To the best of our knowledge, this is the third reported case of refractory hepatic hydrothorax with response to octreotide.

There are two reported cases of treatment of refractory hepatic hydrothorax with octreotide in patients without other invasive options because of poor condition.

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Physical examination showed decreased breath sounds over the right inferior hemithorax. This has led many authors to contraindicate chest tube placement in these patients It has also been reported to facilitate chest tube removal 15, TIPS dysfunction was ruled out by doppler ultrasound. There was a transient days decrease in chest drainage volume. On the basis of absence of response to fluid dedinicion sodium restriction and diuretics, a chest tube was placed to relieve symptoms, with drainage of cc of fluid per day.

Hospital 12 de Octubre. Pleural effusion was complicated by acute prerenal failure due to excessive fluid loss and hypoproteinemia with hypoalbuminemia.