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Canadian Respiratory Journal
Volume 12, Issue 8, Pages 440-442
Case Report

Hepatic Hydrothorax: How Would You Manage It?

Hassan Al-sharif and Sat Sharma

Sections of Respirology, Department of Medicine, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

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A 53-year-old woman with a history of chronic alcoholism presented with symptomatic large right-sided pleural effusion with no evidence of ascites. After a diagnosis of hepatic hydrothorax was established, her symptoms improved with therapeutic thoracente