Lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM) is a rare, idiopathic disease affecting young women often complicated by refractory and difficult to manage chylothorax. We report one case of a patient who received a bilateral lung transplantation for LAM presenting a refractory chylothorax. The instillation of povidone iodine in the pleural space was effective in inducing pleurodesis.

Persistent chylothorax in lymphangioleiomyomatosis treated by intrapleural instillation of povidone

MARULLI G.;
2008

Abstract

Lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM) is a rare, idiopathic disease affecting young women often complicated by refractory and difficult to manage chylothorax. We report one case of a patient who received a bilateral lung transplantation for LAM presenting a refractory chylothorax. The instillation of povidone iodine in the pleural space was effective in inducing pleurodesis.
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