Hydrothorax in 2 children on CAPD: review of clinical approach and treatment options


SIMSEK B., NOYAN A., BAYAZIT A. , SORAN M., Anarat A.

CLINICAL NEPHROLOGY, vol.70, no.2, pp.178-180, 2008 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 70 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Title of Journal : CLINICAL NEPHROLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.178-180

Abstract

Pleural effusions are seen relatively common in end-stage renal disease (ESRD) patients, oil the other hand, hydrothorax secondary to pleuroperitoneal leak in Continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD) patients is rare. Since treatment modalities differ widely from that of other causes Of Pleural effusion seen in CAPD patients such as uremia, volume overload, congestive heart failure, infection and malignancy, pleulroperitoneal leak Should always be kept In mind in the differential diagnosis and should be excluded urgently. To draw attention to this point, in this paper, 2 children oil CAPD who developed a hydrothorax secondary to a pleuroperitoneal communication are presented with an overview of diagnostic tools and treatment modalities.