Differential diagnosis of chylothorax in a patient on parenteral nutrition: a case report

This version was published on 1 January 2010

Ann Clin Biochem 2010;47:84-85
© 2010 Association for Clinical Biochemistry


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Royce P Vincent1,
Jeffrey L Barron1 and
Larry Mulleague2

1 Department of Chemical Pathology;
2 Department of Anaesthetics, Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust, Carshalton, Surrey SM5 1AA, UK

Corresponding author: Dr L Mulleague. Email: Larry.Mulleague{at}esth.nhs.uk

Parenteral nutrition (PN) is widely used when enteral feedingis contraindicated or not possible in patients who are malnourishedor at risk of malnutrition, but it is not without complications.We describe the rare complication of PN-related chylothoraxthat can lead to extensive investigations if not picked up earlywith clinical suspicion and simple biochemical tests.

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