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Cir Esp. 2006 Dec;80(6):400-2.

[Bilateral Chylothorax after delivery: an infrequent case treated with videothoracoscopic talc pleurodesis].

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Servicio de Cirugía Torácica. Consorcio Hospital General Universitario de Valencia. Valencia. España.


Bilateral chylothorax after delivery is a highly infrequent entity. We present the case of a 28-year-old woman who developed progressive dyspnea due to bilateral milky pleural effusion several months after delivery. The effusion was found to contain chylomicrons in the biochemical analysis. Initial conservative treatment failed twice and the chylothorax was successfully treated through sequential bilateral videothoracoscopy with an interval of 6 days between the two interventions and pleurodesis with spray talc.

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