Journal of the Korean Pediatric Society 1982;25(7):748-752.
Published online July 31, 1982.
Congenital Chylothorax.
Jong Wie Choi, Do Kwang Yun, Pyung Kil Kim, Kyung Soon Song
1Department of Pediatrics, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Korea.
2Department of Clinical Pathology, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Korea.
선천성 유미흉증 1 례
최종우, 윤도광, 김병길, 송경순
1연세대학교 의과대학 소아과학교실
2연세대학교 의과대학 임상병리학교실
Abstract
Chyle is the digestive product absorbed from intestinal lymphatics which the component have high concentration of triglyceride and protein. The various pathological circumstances which give rise to intrathoracic effusion of chyle are well documented and so the etiology is clearly defined in most instances. However, the occurrence of chylothorax in early infancy, in the absence of other demonstrable diseases and without apparent birth trauma, suggests the existence of congenital malformation of the thoracic ducts. We lately experienced a 20 day old new born who was proved to have congenital chylothorax by clinical history and laboratory findings. So we report the clinical findings and laboratory findings with the review of the literatures on congenital chylothorax.
Key Words: Congenital chylothorax


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