Michael P. D'Alessandro, M.D.
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The patient was a 12 year old male with lymphangioleiomyomatosis. He now presented with bilateral chylous effusions.
Clinical Physical Exam:
Clinical Differential Diagnosis:
A chest film from admission showed large bilateral pleural effusions. A chest CT exam performed seven days later better delineated the effusions.
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Imaging Differential Diagnosis:
The patient underwent bilateral pleurodesis in the operating room.
Follow-up and Prognosis:
After the pleurodesis the pleural effusions resolved.
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