Definition of hydrothorax in English:


Line breaks: hydro|thorax
Pronunciation: /ˌhʌɪdrə(ʊ)ˈθɔːraks


[mass noun]
  • The condition of having fluid in the pleural cavity.
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    • Hepatic hydrothorax originates secondary to ascitic fluid movement from the abdominal cavity to the pleural space via defects in the diaphragm.
    • Aggressive treatment of hydrothorax and ascites can lead easily to hepatic encephalopathy.
    • Hepatic hydrothorax is a complication of cirrhosis in patients with ascites.

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