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CASE REPORT
Year : 2006  |  Volume : 21  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 64-66

Lymphoscintigraphy using 99mTc sulfur colloid in chylothorax: A case report


1 Department of Nuclear Medicine, Fortis, Flt Lt. Rajan Dhall Hospital, B-1, Vasant Kunj, New Delhi-110070, India
2 Department of Thoracic Surgery, Fortis, Flt Lt. Rajan Dhall Hospital, B-1, Vasant Kunj, New Delhi-110070, India

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Parul Mohan
Department of Nuclear Medicine, Mahajan Imaging Centre, Fortis, Flt Lt. Rajan Dhall Hospital, B-1, Vasant Kunj, New Delhi-110070
India
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A 26-y-old lady was diagnosed with afibrogenemia, increasing breathlessness and pleural effusion and underwent a right thoracotomy. Postoperatively, a recurring right pleural effusion developed. Because an attempt at lymphangiography failed, lymphoscintigraphy using sulfur colloid was done. The study confirmed the diagnosis of chylothorax.


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