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IJBC 2018, 10(4): 130-132 Back to browse issues page
Chylous pleural effusion: A rare presentation of Non-Hodgkin- Lymphoma
M T Sugeeth , Geetha Narayanan * , Lali V.Soman
Regional Cancer Centre, Trivandrum 695011, India
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Chylous pleural effusion is characterized by milky-appearing fluid with elevated triglyceride content and presence of chylomicrons in the pleural space. Even though patients with lymphoma sometimes present with malignant pleural effusion, chylous effusion is rarely encountered as a presenting feature in such patients. We present a 47-year-old woman diagnosed as follicular lymphoma who presented with chylothorax. Complete response to combination chemotherapy with rituximab, cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin, vincristine and prednisolone was achieved. The patient is asymptomatic, in remission at 18 months of follow up. 
Keywords: Chylous pleural effusion, Non Hodgkin lymphoma, First presentation, Flowcytometry
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: case report | Subject: Adults Hematology & Oncology
Received: 2018/08/10 | Accepted: 2018/11/13 | Published: 2019/01/5
* Corresponding Author Address: Professor & Head, Department of Medical Oncology Regional Cancer Centre, Trivandrum 695011, India. Phone 919447500920 Fax - 914712443498
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Sugeeth M T, Narayanan G, V.Soman L. Chylous pleural effusion: A rare presentation of Non-Hodgkin- Lymphoma . IJBC. 2018; 10 (4) :130-132
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Volume 10, Issue 4 (December 2018 2018) Back to browse issues page
مجله ی خون و سرطان ایران Iranian Journal of Blood and Cancer
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