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Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1]; Associate Editor(s)-in-Chief: M. Khurram Afzal, MD [2]

Overview

There are no x-ray findings associated with alcoholic liver disease. However, a chest x-ray may be helpful in the diagnosis of complications of cirrhosis, which include hydrothorax and pneumonia.

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References

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  2. Lazaridis KN, Frank JW, Krowka MJ, Kamath PS (1999). "Hepatic hydrothorax: pathogenesis, diagnosis, and management". Am. J. Med. 107 (3): 262–7. PMID 10492320. 
  3. Roussos A, Philippou N, Mantzaris GJ, Gourgouliannis KI (2007). "Hepatic hydrothorax: pathophysiology diagnosis and management". J. Gastroenterol. Hepatol. 22 (9): 1388–93. PMID 17645471. doi:10.1111/j.1440-1746.2007.05069.x. 
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