Journal article

Spontaneous chylothorax in a 2-year-old child

Manuel E Soto-Martinez, Vanessa Clifford, Tom Clarnette, Sarath Ranganathan, R John Massie

MEDICAL JOURNAL OF AUSTRALIA | AUSTRALASIAN MED PUBL CO LTD | Published : 2009

Abstract

A previously well 2-year-old girl presented with acute respiratory distress. After multiple investigations she was diagnosed with spontaneous chylothorax, attributed to strenuous vomiting. To our knowledge, this is the second reported case of spontaneous chylothorax occurring after the neonatal period.