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|Title: ||Effusion under the microscope.|
|Affiliation: ||Mid-Western Regional Hospital, Dooradoyle, Limerick, Ireland, firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Citation: ||Effusion under the microscope. 2012, 77 (1):32-4 Monaldi Arch Chest Dis|
|Journal: ||Monaldi archives for chest disease = Archivio Monaldi per le malattie del torace / Fondazione clinica del lavoro, IRCCS [and] Istituto di clinica tisiologica e malattie apparato respiratorio, Università di Napoli, Secondo ateneo|
|Issue Date: ||Mar-2012 |
|PubMed ID: ||22662645|
|Abstract: ||Pseudochylothorax is a very rare form of pleural effusion. It is also called chyliform or cholesterol pleural effusion. It is usually a unilateral process and approximately one-third of patients are asymptomatic at presentation. We report a case of a 60 year old man with a background of rheumatoid arthritis who presented with progressive dyspnea. Chest X-ray revealed a new left pleural effusion and a small persistent right pleural effusion. He presented 5 years prior due to recurrent pleural effusion and no diagnosis was made. Repeat thoracentesis yielded 350 milliliters of thick, milky, tan-colored fluid.|
|Appears in Collections: ||University Hospitals Limerick|
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