Journal of Pediatric Critical Care

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2020  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 206--208

Right-sided massive hemorrhagic pleural effusion with pancreaticopleural fistula secondary to pancreatitis: A rare cause of pediatric respiratory distress


HS Vinayaka, Dhananjaya Sarji Rudrappa, HS Sathish 
 Department of Pediatrics, Sarji Hospital, Shimoga, Karnataka, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. H S Vinayaka
Sarji Hospital, RMR Road, Park Extension, Shimoga - 577 201, Karnataka
India

Hemorrhagic pleural effusion secondary to pancreaticopleural fistula (PPF) due to acute-on chronic pancreatitis is a very rare cause of pediatric respiratory distress. Hemorrhagic pleural effusion secondary to PPF will be usually left sided and accounts for 1% of all cases; very rarely, it could be right sided resulting in difficulty in establishing the diagnosis if chest symptoms are disproportionately more than the abdominal symptoms. We report a 9-year-old male child who presented to us with severe respiratory distress, with insignificant history later found to have right-sided massive hemorrhagic pleural effusion with PPF secondary to acute-on chronic pancreatitis.


How to cite this article:
Vinayaka H S, Rudrappa DS, Sathish H S. Right-sided massive hemorrhagic pleural effusion with pancreaticopleural fistula secondary to pancreatitis: A rare cause of pediatric respiratory distress.J Pediatr Crit Care 2020;7:206-208


How to cite this URL:
Vinayaka H S, Rudrappa DS, Sathish H S. Right-sided massive hemorrhagic pleural effusion with pancreaticopleural fistula secondary to pancreatitis: A rare cause of pediatric respiratory distress. J Pediatr Crit Care [serial online] 2020 [cited 2021 Aug 4 ];7:206-208
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