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Sarcoidosis presenting with chylothorax.
  1. P R Jarman,
  2. M K Whyte,
  3. I Sabroe,
  4. J M Hughes
  1. Department of Medicine (Respiratory Division), Hammersmith Hospital, London, UK.


    A patient in whom chylothorax was the presenting feature of sarcoidosis is reported. Mediastinal lymphadenopathy was shown by computed tomographic scanning. Obstruction of the thoracic duct by enlarged lymph nodes or fibrosis is the probable cause of chylothorax in this case. The association of chylothorax and sarcoidosis is extremely rare.

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