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South Med J. 1990 Jun;83(6):718-9.

Management of hepatic hydrothorax with a peritoneovenous (Denver) shunt.

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Department of Internal Medicine, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Lubbock 79430.

Abstract

One patient with alcoholic cirrhosis and a massive hydrothorax resistant to medical management and thoracocentesis was treated with a Denver peritoneovenous shunt. This patient's progress has been followed for 14 months and the pleural effusion has not recurred.

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2192472
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