Bilateral pleural effusions

McGrath, Emmet E.; Barber, Chris
November 2010
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;11/23/2010, Vol. 182 Issue 17, p1879
Academic Journal
The article focuses on the chylothorax bilateral pleural effusion, diagnosed on a 50-year-old woman with a history of weight and appetite loss, right sided abdominal pain, and headache, through computed tomography and radiograph of the chest. It mentions several causes of chylothorax such as malignant lymphoma and trauma result by surgery. It adds that there are two treatments for chylothorax such as conservative treatment for minimal chyle leak and surgical treatment for severe chyle leak.


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