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J Am Vet Med Assoc. 1999 Aug 1;215(3):345-8, 339.

Use of rutin for medical management of idiopathic chylothorax in four cats.

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Department of Veterinary Medicine and Surgery, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Missouri-Columbia 65211, USA.


Four cats with idiopathic chylothorax were given rutin. Three of the 4 cats had clinical improvement, and complete resolution of chylous effusion was evident in 2 cats. Idiopathic chylothorax in cats is a condition that may be difficult to resolve with medical or surgical treatment. Currently, thoracic duct ligation is considered the preferred technique, but expense and a guarded prognosis for resolution may make this procedure undesirable to cat owners. Rutin administration may offer an alternative to traditional treatments or may be useful as an adjunctive treatment.

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