Thoracic complications of peritoneal dialysis.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Approximately 20% of the 100,000 patients in the United States currently undergoing dialysis therapy for end-stage renal disease use the technique of peritoneal dialysis. We present a patient on peritoneal dialysis who developed a large posterior mediastinal mass, which on surgical exploration was found to be a paraesophageal hernia sac filled with omentum and dialysis fluid. We use this case as an introduction to review the thoracic complications of peritoneal dialysis.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Hughes, GC; Ketchersid, TL; Lenzen, JM; Lowe, JE

Published Date

  • May 1999

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 67 / 5

Start / End Page

  • 1518 - 1522

PubMed ID

  • 10355457

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0003-4975

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/s0003-4975(99)00178-2


  • eng

Conference Location

  • Netherlands