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Disorders of the Pleura: Student/Resident Case Report Poster - Disorders of the Pleura |

Recurrent Chylothorax: A Clinical Mystery

Eva Otoupalova, MD; Shaiva Meka, DO; Bhavinkumar Dalal, MD; Sanjay Dogra, MD
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William Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, MI


Copyright 2016, American College of Chest Physicians. All Rights Reserved.


Chest. 2016;150(4_S):594A. doi:10.1016/j.chest.2016.08.683
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SESSION TITLE: Student/Resident Case Report Poster - Disorders of the Pleura

SESSION TYPE: Student/Resident Case Report Poster

PRESENTED ON: Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM

INTRODUCTION: Chylothorax is an unusual cause of pleural effusion, typically caused by trauma or malignancy. Recurrent effusions are often resistant to conservative treatment and might require surgery. We present a unique case of recurrent chylothorax secondary to a rare malignancy that completely resolved with monoclonal antibody therapy.

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