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Effect of medium-chain triglycerides in chylothorax composition
  1. Flávio Campos Costa1,2,
  2. José Eduardo Mateus2,
  3. João Fonseca2,3
  1. 1Rheumatology, Centro Hospitalar e Universitario de Coimbra EPE, Coimbra, Portugal
  2. 2Internal Medicine, Centro Hospitalar e Universitario de Coimbra EPE, Coimbra, Portugal
  3. 3Internal Medicine Department, Centro Hospitalar do Baixo Vouga EPE, Aveiro, Portugal
  1. Correspondence to Dr Flávio Campos Costa, Rheumatology, Centro Hospitalar e Universitario de Coimbra EPE, Coimbra 3075, Portugal; flavioaccosta{at}gmail.com

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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 …

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