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Congenital pulmonary lymphangiectasia with chylothorax

Seock Yeol Lee, Sung Rin Yang, Kihl Rho Lee
Asian Cardiovascular & Thoracic Annals 2002, 10 (1): 76-7
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A 5-year-old boy with dyspnea was diagnosed through thoracentesis as having chylothorax. After conservative management failed, open thoracotomy was performed. Lung biopsy confirmed the diagnosis of congenital pulmonary lymphangiectasia. Chylothorax was successfully controlled by fibrin glue pleurodesis in this patient.

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