Thoracocentesis helps diagnose diaphragmatic defects in peritoneal dialysis patients

Luis A Ortiz, Dawn Hazley, M. G. Seikaly

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Abstract

Hydrothorax is an infrequent complication of peritoneal dialysis. Hydrothorax is often secondary to diaphragmatic defects. Available diagnostic tools are usually insensitive and false-negative results are common. We describe a modification to the standard isotopic peritoneogram that proved effective when other tests yielded false-negative results. We conclude that thoracocentesis prior to the standard isotopic peritoneogram facilitates the diagnosis of diaphragmatic defects.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)105-106
Number of pages2
JournalPediatric Nephrology
Volume16
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 19 2001
Externally publishedYes

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Hydrothorax
Peritoneal Dialysis
Thoracentesis

Keywords

  • Hydrothorax
  • Isotopic peritoneogram
  • Peritoneal dialysis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Nephrology

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Thoracocentesis helps diagnose diaphragmatic defects in peritoneal dialysis patients. / Ortiz, Luis A; Hazley, Dawn; Seikaly, M. G.

In: Pediatric Nephrology, Vol. 16, No. 2, 19.02.2001, p. 105-106.

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Ortiz, Luis A ; Hazley, Dawn ; Seikaly, M. G. / Thoracocentesis helps diagnose diaphragmatic defects in peritoneal dialysis patients. In: Pediatric Nephrology. 2001 ; Vol. 16, No. 2. pp. 105-106.
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