World Journal of Nephrology and Urology, ISSN 1927-1239 print, 1927-1247 online, Open Access
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Volume 4, Number 4, December 2015, pages 256-259

Atypical Pleural Effusions in Patients on Peritoneal Dialysis


Figure 1.
Figure 1. (a) Posterior-anterior CXR showing a left-sided pleural effusion. (b) Tc-99m DTPA scintigraphy showing left-sided pleuroperitoneal leak with accumulation of tracer within the left lung space compared with the right side, seen on anterior and posterior views. There is of course a large and expected signal from within the peritoneal space.
Figure 2.
Figure 2. (a) Posterior-anterior. (b) Lateral CXR showing a right anterior basal segment hydrothorax.
Figure 3.
Figure 3. Right pleural effusion related to cardiac failure and not to PD, but note the lack of blunting of the left costophrenic angle.