Tuberc Respir Dis.  1998 Oct;45(5):1082-1086.

A Case of Idiopathic Bilateral Chylothorax Treated by Conservative Approach

  • 1Department of Internal Medicine, Dae Dong Hospital, Pusan, Korea.


Chylothorax is a debilitating condition to the point of threatening life. Diagnosis and subsequent management present significant problems for the clinician and the adverse effects of chyle loss on nutrition status and immune function result in devastating consequences for the patient. prompt diagnosis is essential to institute an effective therapeutic regimen. we reported a patient of idiopathic bilateral chylothorax treated by conservative approach with review of literatures.


Chylothorax; Idiopathic; Bilateral
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