Chylothorax

Case contributed by Dr Mohammad Ashkan Moslehi

Presentation

A known case of non autoimmune Hydrops come with respiratory distress.

Patient Data

Age: 5 m/o
Gender: Male
X-ray

Opacity in the right hemithorax consistent with massive pleural effusion with collapse of underlying lung and mediastinal shift.
Mild pleural effusion is seen in left side.
There is no active infiltration in left lung .

Case Discussion

The pleural effusion was tapped yielding Chyle

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Case information

rID: 19158
Case created: 11th Aug 2012
Last edited: 4th Oct 2015
Systems: Paediatrics, Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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