ISSN : 1301-5680
e-ISSN : 2149-8156
Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     
A case of lung adenocarcinoma developing chylothorax after transthoracic Tru-cut biopsy
Şerife Torun1, Çağrı Kesim2, Mehmet Dalokay Kılıç3
1Department of Pulmonary Diseases, Başkent University Konya Practice and Research Center, Konya, Türkiye
2Department of Radiology, Division of Interventional Radiology, Başkent University Konya Application and Research Center, Konya, Türkiye
3Department of Thoracic Surgery, Başkent University Faculty of Medicine, Ankara, Türkiye
DOI : 10.5606/tgkdc.dergisi.2024.22556
Chylothoraces are mostly secondary to trauma and tumors, and rarely idiopathic. Chylothoraces secondary to lung tumors are mostly seen postoperatively. In this article, we, for the first time, present massive chylothorax developing after diagnostic transthoracic Tru-cut biopsy in a lung adenocarcinoma case. The patient was successfully treated with drainage and octreotide. In conclusion, it should be kept in mind that chylothorax can be also seen as a complication after interventional biopsy procedures; therefore, the patients should be followed carefully.
Keywords : Chylothorax, lung cancer, octreotide, transthoracic Tru-cut biopsy
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