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Lymphangiomatosis presenting with bronchial cast formation.
  1. L. G. Nair,
  2. C. P. Kurtz
  1. Department of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Norwalk Hospital, Connecticut 06850, USA.

    Abstract

    Lymphangiomatosis is a rare disorder of the lymphatic system that is known to cause chylothorax. Chyloptysis may occur but chylous bronchial cast formation is rare. A case is reported of lymphangiomatosis in a 34 year old woman whose initial manifestation was cough productive of bronchial casts. Two years later the patient developed a chylothorax. Ligation of the thoracic duct through a low thoracotomy was curative.

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