Recurrent chylothorax in a patient with non-hodgkins lymphoma: case report
AbstractSpontaneous chylothorax could arise as a complication of Iymphoma. There are no reports on the frequency of it's occurrence. It is associated with a high mortality rate. This is mainly due to severe nutritional deficiencies and wasting. This case describes a patient with non-hodgkins Iymphoma who developed recurrent bilateral chylothorax requiring repeated pleural aspirations and eventually talc pleurodesis which failed.
East African Medical Journal Vol. 81 No. 4 April 2004: 215-217