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29 August 2021: Articles

Effectiveness of Saireito, a Traditional Japanese Kampo Herbal Medication, on Pacemaker-Related Pleural Effusion: A Case Report

Unusual or unexpected effect of treatment

Hiroyuki Mataki A* , Masamichi Yasutomi E , Yuya Makino E , Ayako Kunimura E , Kenzo Fukuhara E , Masafumi Takeda E , Akira Kimata E , Sonoko Hirayama E , Toru Ozawa E , Teruki Shin E , Takayuki Yoshioka E , Nobutaka Inoue A

DOI: 10.12659/AJCR.931247

Am J Case Rep 2021; 22:e931247

Figure 4. Serial chest X-ray findings of right pleural effusion. (A) Chest X-ray reveals massive right pleural effusion after pleural puncture test. (B) Chest X-ray after 1 month of anti-inflammatory drug combined with a short period of diuretics. Right pleural effusion persisted. (C) Chest X-ray after 2 months of taking anti-inflammatory drug in combination with diuretics for a short period. Right side costophrenic angle was still apparently dull. (D) One month after using Saireito. Right costophrenic angle is sharp, indicating that right pleural effusion is completely resolved.

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American Journal of Case Reports eISSN: 1941-5923
American Journal of Case Reports eISSN: 1941-5923