Pulmonary manifestations of Behcet's disease are not very common and usually include pulmonary artery aneurysms, central venous thrombosis, pneumonia and pleurisy. Chylothorax secondary to superior vena caval obstruction is a rare complication and has been reported in only a few cases. We report a case of a 24-year-old man presenting with massive chylothorax as the initial presentation of Behcet's disease that was successfully treated conservatively.
Publication ( Name of Journal)
Singapore medical journal.
Husain S J,, H.
(2006). Massive unilateral chylous pleural effusion: a rare initial presentation of Behcet's disease.. Singapore medical journal., 47(11), 978-980.
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