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Recurrent chylothorax in a woman with primary amenorrhoea.
  1. M. Sridhar,
  2. I. Boyle,
  3. S. Banham
  1. Department of Respiratory Medicine, Glasgow Royal Infirmary, UK.


    A 47 year old woman receiving oestrogen replacement therapy for primary amenorrhoea presented with recurrent chylothorax. The clinical and radiological features of her illness were characteristic of pulmonary lymphangio-leiomyomatosis, a rare hormone-dependent disease. The condition was treated with pleurodesis and withdrawal of oestrogen therapy.

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