Syringo-pleural shunt: a uncommon reason behind recurrent pleural effusion.
Indian J Chest Dis Allied Sci. 2016 Apr-Jun;58(2):135-7
Authors: Prakash AK, Prabhudesai PP, Shastri BS
case of a affected person with reported spinal tuberculosis (TB) that developed syringomyelia, a uncommon sequelae of the
illness is introduced on this report. He underwent syringo-pleural shunting for syringomyelia. After 15 years, the
affected person introduced with recurrent pleural effusion. Diagnostic thoracentesis revealed fluid of transudative nature.
Pleural fluid was optimistic for beta-2 transferrin. Pleural biopsy was adverse for any malignancy or TB. Computed
tomography scan specializing in the shunt confirmed that it was undisplaced. Video-assisted thoracoscopic exploration
confirmed the distal tip of the shunt adherent to the lung parenchyma. The effusion resolved after the dislodgement
of distal tip from lung parenchyma.
PMID: 30182686 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]