C. S. MORROW, M.B., Ch.B. (Edin.), F.A.C.P.; MILTON KANTOR, M.D., F.A.C.P.; ROBERT N. ARMEN, M.D., F.A.C.P.
Pleural effusion may present itself either as the herald or as the accompaniment of significant disease, with the frequency of its occurrence depending upon the nature and the site of the disease. Usually, the effusion is the result of cardiac failure or of inflammatory or neoplastic conditions involving the pleura, lung or mediastinum. At times it is seen in association with tumors of the female pelvic organs and ascites (Meigs' syndrome).1 Only occasionally has pleural effusion been attributed to cirrhosis of the liver.2, 3 That its occurrence is only occasional in this disease is confirmed by the statistics of our
MORROW CS, KANTOR M, ARMEN RN. HEPATIC HYDROTHORAX1. Ann Intern Med. ;49:193–203. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-49-1-193
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