Etiology of chylothorax in 203 patients.
- Published Article
Mayo Clinic proceedings
- Publication Date
Jul 01, 2005
Chylothorax has numerous causes. In contrast to previous studies, surgery or trauma was the most common cause of chylothorax at our institution, accounting for nearly 50% of cases. Lymphoma and other malignancies caused chylothorax in only 16.7% of cases. These numbers are possibly related to the high volume of cardiothoracic surgical procedures performed at our tertiary referral center.
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