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Congenital pulmonary lymphangiectasia: a case report of thoracic duct agenesis

M Antonetti, T A Manuck, C Schramm, D Hight
Pediatric Pulmonology 2001, 32 (2): 184-6
We present a 17-year-old Caucasian male with congenital pulmonary lymphangiectasia and an absent thoracic duct. This patient is unique as he did not present with the disorder until age 9.5 years. Since his initial presentation he has had recurrent chylothoraces and has been treated symptomatically. We discuss the possible implications of his disorder as well as some of the limited treatment that is available.

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