Table 1

Clinical characteristics of patients
Case 1 2 3 4
Age (yrs) 24 68 74 57
Gender M F M M
Race/Ethnicity Hispanic Hispanic Caucasian Middle Eastern
Liver Disease Hepatitis C NASH Hepatitis B NASH
OLT status* Post Pre Pre Pre
Location (Right/Left) R R R R
Previous Indwelling Pleural Catheter (Yes/No) Y N N Y (x 2)
Infection in Pleural Fluid (Yes/No) N N N N
# Thoracenteses Performed ~10 ~5 >10 >15
Chest Tube (Yes/No) Y Y Y N
Response N N N N/A
Surgical Intervention (Yes/No) N Y Y N
Response N/A Y N N/A
Cause of Death N/A N/A Bleeding after thoracic surgery N/A

*at time of diagnosis of trapped lung.

Kim et al.

Kim et al. BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2012 12:78   doi:10.1186/1471-2466-12-78

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