Diafragmoplastia con parche en el hidrotórax hepático debido a fístula pleuroperitoneal. Diaphragmoplasty with Patch on the Hepatic Hydrothorax due to. A presença de derrame pleural na vigência de cirrose hepática e ascite documentadas facilitam o diagnóstico de hidrotórax hepático. Entretanto, alguns casos. Uso de contraste radiológico intraperitoneal para diagnóstico de hidrotórax hepático. Using intraperitoneal contrast in X-ray study in the diagnosis of hepatic .

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Undiagnosed pleural effusion

Are you a health professional able to prescribe or dispense drugs? There are several studies demonstrating the efficacy of TIPS, although only a few of them are randomized and control-matched to allow us to conclude that this procedure is safe, efficient and with a good cost benefit ratio.

Findings allowed the exclusion of tumoral and infectious diseases and the presence of signs of portal hypertension led to the diagnosis of cirrhosis as the cause of hydrothorax. The role of TIPS for the treatment of portal hypertension and its complications: Incidence of shunt occlusion or stenosis following TIPS placement.


Hepattico Journal is published both in Spanish and English. Physical examination showed decreased breath sounds over the right inferior hidrktorax. Can Med Assoc J ; Although it is a safe, little-invasive and efficient procedure, it has two major inconveniences: The only definitive treatment is liver transplantation 19,20and it must be always considered in these patients.


We report the case of a patient that developed hepatic hydrothorax as the first complication of liver cirrhosis.

Creation of an intrahepatic portosystemic shunt with a Gruntzig balloon catheter. Contrary to the two previous case reports 15,20our patient had failed to all available treatment options, including pleurodesis and TIPS. Refractory hepatic hydrothorax can be controlled by IPS in a hepatjco number of patients but its efficacy is restricted by shunt dysfunction, the risk of encephalopathy and by its limited effect on survival.

The innacuracy of duplex ultrasonography in predicting patency of TIPS. Effects of TIPS on splanchnic and systemic hemodynamics, and hepatic function in patients with portal hypertension. Scintigraphic diagnosis of peritoneo-pleural communication in the absence of ascites.

Derrame pleural por tuberculose. Archivos de Bronconeumologia http: Acetylsalicylic acid in the prevention of early stenosis and occlusion of TIPS: TIPS with silicone-covered wallstents: Using intraperitoneal contrast in X-ray study in the diagnosis of hepatic hydrothorax.


J Vasc Interv Radiol ;8: To the best of our knowledge, this is the third reported case of refractory hepatic hydrothorax with response to octreotide.

J Vasc Interv Radiol ;6: Hepatic hydrothorax pathogenesis, diagnosis and management. It can be used also as a bridge for liver transplantation.

Before discharge, a single dose of 10 mg subcutaneous octreotide was administered. How to cite this article. Hydrothorax has not recurred within six months of discharge.

Print Send to a friend Hierotorax reference Mendeley Statistics. Transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt after previous recanalization of a chronically thrombosed portal vein via a transmesenteric approach.

Diagnostic tools in tuberculous pleurisy: Management is dependent on respiratory symptoms caused by hydrothorax 16 and consist of several therapeutic approaches: Successful treatment of hepatic hydrothorax with octreotide. A comparison of paracentesis and transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunting in patients with ascitis.

Hepatic hydrothorax in the absence of ascites.

This has led many authors to contraindicate chest tube placement in these patients