Chylous ascites and chylothorax: An unusual manifestation of cardiac amyloidosis

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Abstract

Restrictive cardiomyophthy is an extremely rare cause of massive chylous ascites and chylothorax. We report a 56-year-old man patient who presented with chylous ascites and bilateral chylothorax; 12-lead electrocardiography and echocardiography revealed restrictive cardiomyopathy. Endomyocardial biopsy disclosed amyloidosis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1763-1766
Number of pages4
JournalInternal Medicine
Volume49
Issue number16
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Sep 7

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