• Arshad Zafar
  • Gul Mohammad
  • Ronaq Zaman


Abstract: This is a case report of chylothorax in an adult man. The clinicalfeatures were pain in the right hypochondrium, fever and hepatomegaly.The chest X-ray showed right sided pleural effusion. Bio-chemical examination of aspirated fluid confirmed it to be CHYLE. A laparotomy and biopsyof mesenteric lymph node confirmed it to be tuberculous.


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