Recurrent chylothorax in a patient with non-hodgkins lymphoma: case report

  • BJ Asuquo Specialist Registrar, Department of Medicine, Weston General Hospital, Weston-Super-Mare, United Kingdom
  • GA Gould Consultant Physician, Department of Medicine, Weston General Hospital, Weston-Super-Mare, United Kingdom

Abstract

Spontaneous 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
Published
2004-08-20
Section
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