Treatment of refractory, nonmalignant hydrothorax with a pleurovenous shunt ANNALS OF THORACIC SURGERY Park, S. Z., Shrager, J. B., Allen, M. S., Nagorney, D. M. 1997; 63 (6): 1777-1779


We present a case of long-term successful application of pleurovenous shunting for the management of pleural effusion. Intractable symptomatic hydrothorax developed as a result of transdiaphragmatic migration of hepatic ascites. After failure of traditional treatment by mechanical pleurodesis, a pleurovenous shunt was inserted. After 1 year of follow-up, the effusion is well controlled, and the shunt remains patent.

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