Yeungnam Univ J Med Search

CLOSE


Yeungnam Univ J Med > Volume 34(2); 2017 > Article
Yeungnam University Journal of Medicine 2017;34(2):265-269.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.12701/yujm.2017.34.2.265    Published online December 31, 2017.
Simultaneous chylothorax and chylous ascites
Tae Soo Jang, In Beom Jeong, Do Yeun Cho, Sung Ju Kang, Oh Jung Kwon
Department of Internal Medicine, Konyang University College of Medicine, Daejeon, Korea. sharpion@kyuh.ac.kr
Abstract
Chylothorax or chylous ascites are rare manifestations of liver cirrhosis. We report a rare case of simultaneous chylothorax and chylous ascites in a patient with hepatitis B virus-related liver cirrhosis. A 76-year-old woman was referred to our hospital with a pleural effusion on her right side. She had no history of recent medical procedures, trauma or tumor. There was no evidence of mass or thoracic duct obstruction in a computed tomography scan. Pleural fluid and ascites were confirmed as chylothorax and chylous ascites by chemistry analysis. Despite thorough conservative care, there was no improvement. Pleurodesis was planned, but hepatic encephalopathy developed suddenly and she did not recover.
Key Words: Chylothorax, Chylous ascites, Liver cirrhosis
TOOLS
Share :
Facebook Twitter Linked In Google+ Line it
METRICS Graph View
  • 0 Crossref
  •    
  • 189 View
  • 1 Download
Related articles in Yeungnam Univ J Med


ABOUT
ARTICLE CATEGORY

Browse all articles >

BROWSE ARTICLES
AUTHOR INFORMATION
Editorial Office
170 Hyeonchung-ro, Nam-gu, Daegu 42415, Korea
Tel: +82-53-640-6832    Fax: +82-53-651-0394    E-mail: yujm@yu.ac.kr                

Copyright © 2019 by Yeungnam University College of Medicine. All rights reserved.

Developed in M2community

Close layer
prev next