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Pulmonary Manifestations of Systemic Disease: Student/Resident Case Report Poster - Pulmonary Manifestations of Systemic Disease I |

Spontaneous Bilateral Chylothorax With Fatal Outcome in a Patient With Cryptogenic Cirrhosis: A Rare Occurence

Sabeeda Kadavath, MD; Daniel Sittler, MD; Hussein Assallum, MD; Elie Hatem, MD
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Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center, Bronx, NY


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


Chest. 2016;150(4_S):1072A. doi:10.1016/j.chest.2016.08.1179
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SESSION TITLE: Student/Resident Case Report Poster - Pulmonary Manifestations of Systemic Disease I

SESSION TYPE: Student/Resident Case Report Poster

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

INTRODUCTION: Chylothorax is a relatively rare condition characterized by pleural fluids with a high concentration of fatty acids. Bilateral chylothorax is an even more unusual presentation. Although cryptogenic cirrhosis has been described as a possible etiology in literature, no case report has been described. Here we describe a case of bilateral chylothorax non traumatic in etiology secondary to cryptogenic cirrhosis.

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