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Jornal Brasileiro de Pneumologia

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Abstract

VAZ, Marcelo Alexandre Costa  and  FERNANDES, Paulo Pêgo. Chylothorax. J. bras. pneumol. [online]. 2006, vol.32, suppl.4, pp.S197-203. ISSN 1806-3756.  https://doi.org/10.1590/S1806-37132006000900006.

Chylothorax, an uncommon cause of pleural effusion, is usually secondary to malignancy, trauma, congenital diseases, infections and superior vena cava thrombosis. The early diagnosis and treatment are important to prevent the most fearful consequence of chylothorax, the malnutrition with a compromised immunological status.

Keywords : Pleural effusion [complications]; Chylothorax [etiology]; Chylothorax [diagnosis]; Chylothorax [surgery].

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