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Rwanda Medical Journal
Rwanda Health Communication Center - Rwanda Biomedical Center (RHCC - RBC)
ISSN: 2079-097X(print); 2410-8626(online)
Vol. 70, No. 4, 2013, pp. 19-22
Bioline Code: rw13023
Full paper language: English
Document type: Case Report
Document available free of charge

Rwanda Medical Journal, Vol. 70, No. 4, 2013, pp. 19-22

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Amendezo, E.; Leway, K.; Glassman, S.; Dusabejambo, V. & Walker, T.D.

Résumé

Nous rapportons un cas rare d’épanchement pleural droit massif, re-accumulant malgré le drainage thoracique, sur un terrain de goitre chez une femme de 27 ans. Le liquide de l’épanchement était d’apparence laiteuse, sans indice de présence de cellules bactériennes ou cancéreuses ; mais riche en triglycérides. Une thyroïdectomie subtotale faite, a été suivie par une résolution complète de l’épanchement pleural.

Mots Clés
Goître; Chylothorax; Rwanda

 
 en GOITER AND RIGHT CHEST CHYLOTHORAX AT KIGALI UNIVERSITY TEACHING HOSPITAL, RWANDA
Amendezo, E.; Leway, K.; Glassman, S.; Dusabejambo, V. & Walker, T.D.

Abstract

We report an unusual case of massive and rapidly re-accumulating right pleural effusion in a 27 years old woman with goiter. The fluid was milky in appearance, negative for bacteria and malignant cells, but rich in triglycerides, consistent with chylothorax. Sub-total thyroidectomy was performed with subsequent complete resolution of the pleural effusion.

Keywords
Goiter; chylothorax; Rwanda

 
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