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Simultaneous chylothorax and chylous ascites

암죽가슴증 및 암죽복수의 동시발생

  • Jang, Tae Soo (Department of Internal Medicine, Konyang University College of Medicine) ;
  • Jeong, In Beom (Department of Internal Medicine, Konyang University College of Medicine) ;
  • Cho, Do Yeun (Department of Internal Medicine, Konyang University College of Medicine) ;
  • Kang, Sung Ju (Department of Internal Medicine, Konyang University College of Medicine) ;
  • Kwon, Oh Jung (Department of Internal Medicine, Konyang University College of Medicine)
  • 장태수 (건양대학교 의과대학 내과학교실) ;
  • 정인범 (건양대학교 의과대학 내과학교실) ;
  • 조도연 (건양대학교 의과대학 내과학교실) ;
  • 강성주 (건양대학교 의과대학 내과학교실) ;
  • 권오정 (건양대학교 의과대학 내과학교실)
  • Received : 2016.07.04
  • Accepted : 2016.09.20
  • Published : 2017.12.31

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.

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