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Etiology of chylothorax in 203 patients.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
Mayo Clinic Proceedings
0025-6196
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
80
Issue
7
Pages
867–870
Identifiers
PMID: 16007891
Source
Medline

Abstract

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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