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A 69-year-old man with alcoholic liver cirrhosis was hospitalised due to chylothorax with 2 months of evolution. Controlled drainage (1000 mL/day) and diet with medium-chain fatty acids (MCT) were performed with symptomatic improvement.
Chylothorax is a rare condition caused by the accumulation of fluid rich in triglycerides (TGs) (>110 mg/dL) in the pleural cavity.1 2 It …
Contributors FCC and JEM wrote the manuscript. JF contributed to critical revision of the article and approved the final version.
Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.
Competing interests None declared.
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