Pleuroperitoneal effusion without ascites

Frazer, I.H., Lichtenstein, M. and Andrews, J.T. (1983) Pleuroperitoneal effusion without ascites. Medical Journal of Australia, 2 10: 520-522.

Author Frazer, I.H.
Lichtenstein, M.
Andrews, J.T.
Title Pleuroperitoneal effusion without ascites
Journal name Medical Journal of Australia   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0025-729X
Publication date 1983-01-01
Year available 1983
Sub-type Article (original research)
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 2
Issue 10
Start page 520
End page 522
Total pages 3
Place of publication Strawberry Hills, Australia
Publisher Australasian Medical Publishing Company
Language eng
Formatted abstract
A recurrent unilateral pleural effusion developed without obvious cause in two patients with cirrhosis of the liver. By the demonstration of the rapid passage of a radiolabelled colloid from abdomen to thorax, these effusions were proved to be secondary to clinically undetectable peritoneal effusions. A diaphragmatic tear, which had occurred during a previous splenectomy and which was apparent only at autopsy, was the cause of peritoneopleural communication in one patient. Previous surgery could also have been responsible for the pleural effusion in the other patient.
Keyword Medicine, General & Internal
General & Internal Medicine
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Medicine Publications
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