Pleuroperitoneal communication of peritoneal dialysis demonstrated by multidetector-row CT peritoneography

Abdom Imaging. 2009 Nov;34(6):780-2. doi: 10.1007/s00261-008-9468-5. Epub 2008 Oct 30.


Hydrothorax as a result of pleuroperitoneal communication is an uncommon complication in continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD) patients. CT peritoneography is a useful method for evaluating a wide variety of complications due to CAPD. We report a case of pleuroperitoneal communication with specific imaging features on multidetector-row CT peritoneography (MDCT).

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Contrast Media
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Hydrothorax / diagnostic imaging*
  • Hydrothorax / etiology*
  • Iohexol / analogs & derivatives
  • Kidney Failure, Chronic / therapy*
  • Middle Aged
  • Peritoneal Dialysis, Continuous Ambulatory / adverse effects*
  • Tomography, Spiral Computed / methods*


  • Contrast Media
  • Iohexol
  • iopromide