Resolution of pleura-peritoneal fistula via transient daytime ambulatory peritoneal dialysis regime (DAPD) – 8 years follow up
Pleural effusion or hydrothorax is a relatively rare but well-recognized complication associated with peritoneal dialysis (PD). We describe the successful long term resolution of a patient who developed pleural effusions after starting continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD), by altering the PD prescription to normal volume daytime ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (DAPD) transiently before resuming the usual CAPD exchanges four months later. After 8 years of follow up, there is no sign of recurrence of the effusion. Normal volume DAPD present as an attractive alternative and cheap method for resolution of pleura-peritoneal fistula.
How to cite this:Lim TSC, Thong KM. Resolution of pleura-peritoneal fistula via transient daytime ambulatory peritoneal dialysis regime (DAPD) – 8 years follow up. Pak J Med Sci. 2016;32(5):1302-1304. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.12669/pjms.325.11096
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