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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 66  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 206-208  

Endoscopic management of pleural effusion caused by a pancreatic pleural fistula

SV Sasturkar1, S Gupta1, S Thapar2, SM Shasthry3 
1 Department of HPB Surgery, Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences, New Delhi, India
2 Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences, New Delhi, India
3 Department of Hepatology, Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences, New Delhi, India

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S M Shasthry
Department of Hepatology, Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences, New Delhi
India

Pancreatic-pleural fistula (PPF) is a rare sequela of pancreatitis. High degree of clinical suspicion is required to diagnose a PPF. Confirmation is done by high amylase content in pleural fluid analysis. Here, we present two cases with varied presentation of PPF. A 43-year-old man presented with acute on chronic pancreatitis with bilateral (predominantly right) pleural effusion. Another 57-year-old man, previously diagnosed with chronic calcific pancreatitis, presented with left pleural effusion. Both cases were effectively managed with endoscopic pancreatic duct stenting.


How to cite this article:
Sasturkar S V, Gupta S, Thapar S, Shasthry S M. Endoscopic management of pleural effusion caused by a pancreatic pleural fistula.J Postgrad Med 2020;66:206-208


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Sasturkar S V, Gupta S, Thapar S, Shasthry S M. Endoscopic management of pleural effusion caused by a pancreatic pleural fistula. J Postgrad Med [serial online] 2020 [cited 2022 May 27 ];66:206-208
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