The condition of having fluid in the pleural cavity.
- 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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