Life threatening chylothorax in a patient with congenital thrombophilia: Case report

Ulusal Okyay G., Coşkun Yenigün E., Darilmaz Yüce G., YILDIRIM İ. S., Ardiç S.

Tuberkuloz ve Toraks, vol.55, no.4, pp.404-408, 2007 (ESCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 55 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Journal Name: Tuberkuloz ve Toraks
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.404-408
  • Keywords: Chylothorax, congenital thrombophilia
  • Lokman Hekim University Affiliated: No


We reported here a case of bilateral chylothorax as a result of widespread thrombi formation in a patient who was heterozygote for factor V leiden gene mutation and who had antithrombin III deficiency. We performed bilateral chest tubes, thrombolytic and oral anticoaguloant theraphy. The patient responded to the theraphy. She has been in follow up without symptoms for 18 months.