Chylothorax, an uncommon cause of pleural effusion, is usually secondary to malignancy, trauma, congenital diseases, infections and superior vena cava thrombosis. The early diagnosis and treatment are important to prevent the most fearful consequence of chylothorax, the malnutrition with a compromised immunological status. 


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@article{Vaz2006Chylothorax, title={[Chylothorax].}, author={Marcelo Alexandre Costa Vaz and Paulo Manoel P{\^e}go Fernandes}, journal={Jornal brasileiro de pneumologia : publicacao oficial da Sociedade Brasileira de Pneumologia e Tisilogia}, year={2006}, volume={32 Suppl 4}, pages={S197-203} }