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Clinical Vignette: A Case of Successful Surgical Decortication for Empyema with Trapped Lung, in A Patient with Decompensated Cirrhosis
Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology Faculty Papers
  • Tripti R. Chopade, MD, Thomas Jefferson University
  • She-Yan Wong, MD, Thomas Jefferson University
  • David A. Sass, MD, Thomas Jefferson University
  • Scott W. Cowan, MD, Thomas Jefferson University
  • Jesse M. Civan, MD, Thomas Jefferson University
Document Type
Poster
Publication Date
10-21-2014
Abstract

Introduction

Hepatic hydrothorax (HH) is a difficult-to-control complication of cirrhosis. Chest tube (CT) drainage is an option for management of HH, but is associated with a high rate of secondary infection and other complications.

Citation Information
Tripti R. Chopade, MD, She-Yan Wong, MD, David A. Sass, MD, Scott W. Cowan, MD, et al.. "Clinical Vignette: A Case of Successful Surgical Decortication for Empyema with Trapped Lung, in A Patient with Decompensated Cirrhosis" (2014)
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