Title: Hepatische hydrothorax, een indicatie voor behandeling met transjugulaire intrahepatische portosystemische shunt (TIPS)
Authors: Van Mieghem, N ×
Maleux, Geert
Wilmer, Alexander
Pirenne, Jacques
Fevery, Johan
Nevens, Frederik #
Issue Date: 2003
Series Title: Tijdschrift voor geneeskunde vol:59 issue:6 pages:390-394
Abstract: Hepatic hydrothorax, an indication for intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS)
Hepatic hydrothorax is a pleural effusion occurring in patients with liver cirrhosis, in the absence of any underlying cardiopulmonary disease. It is an expression of terminal liver disease and leads to dyspnea which is difficult to control with drug therapy alone.
Therapy aims to reduce the portal hypertension. This is possible by the technique of a Transjugular Intrahepatic Portosystemic Shunt (TIPS). Liver transplantation is the only curative therapy. In this paper, epidemiology, pathophysiology and therapy of this clinical syndrome, as well as the results of TIPS in our liver centre in Leuven, Belgium, will be discussed.
ISSN: 0371-683X
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: AT
Appears in Collections:Laboratory for Clinical Infectious and Inflammatory Disorders
Laboratory of Abdominal Transplantation
Laboratory of Nephrology
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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