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Non-Hodgkin lymphoma manifesting as massive malignant chylothorax: successful management with chemotherapy and ambulatory drainages using indwelling pleural catheter

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Mohamed, M, Non-Hodgkin lymphoma manifesting as massive malignant chylothorax: successful management with chemotherapy and ambulatory drainages using indwelling pleural catheter, Internal Medicine Journal, 45, (9) pp. 980-3. ISSN 1444-0903 (2015) [Contribution to Refereed Journal]

DOI: doi:10.1111/imj.12860

Abstract

Recurrent cancer-related chylothorax is generally managed by talc pleurodesis or indwelling pleural catheter in the palliative care setting to relieve symptoms and improve quality of life. In chylothorax associated with curable/treatable malignancies like lymphoma, there are scarce data regarding the efficacy and safety of indwelling pleural catheters. We report a case of recurrent massive chylothorax associated with non-Hodgkin lymphoma who demonstrated long-term remission of lymphoma and complete regression of chylothorax after treatment with combination chemotherapy and ambulatory drainages using indwelling pleural catheter.

Item Details

Item Type:Contribution to Refereed Journal
Keywords:chylothorax; indwelling pleural catheter; non-Hodgkin's lymphoma
Research Division:Medical and Health Sciences
Research Group:Oncology and Carcinogenesis
Research Field:Oncology and Carcinogenesis not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Clinical Health (Organs, Diseases and Abnormal Conditions)
Objective Field:Cancer and Related Disorders
Author:Mohamed, M (Associate Professor Muhajir Mohamed)
ID Code:106027
Year Published:2015
Deposited By:Medicine (Discipline)
Deposited On:2016-01-25
Last Modified:2016-01-28
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