Spontaneous chylothorax associated with primary lymphedema and a lymphangioma malformation.

Abstract

Spontaneous chylothorax associated with primary lymphedema is an exceedingly rare clinical entity. We report a case of chylothorax in a 38-year-old woman with a history of primary lymphedema of the right leg and an inguinal lymphangioma. Pathophysiology, diagnosis, treatment, as well as literature review are presented.

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@article{Dagenais1999SpontaneousCA, title={Spontaneous chylothorax associated with primary lymphedema and a lymphangioma malformation.}, author={François Dagenais and Pasquale Ferraro and Andr{\'e} C. Duranceau}, journal={The Annals of thoracic surgery}, year={1999}, volume={67 5}, pages={1480-2} }