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Presence of cholesterol crystal in pleural effusion is a feature of: (AIIMS Nov 2010)



A Myxoedema

B Hypertriglyceridemia

C Rheumatoid arthritis

D Sarcoidosis

Ans. A

Myxoedema

CHYLOTHORAX –

1). Causes – Trauma, Tumour – lymphoma, tuberculosis, congenital absence of thoracic duct, yellow nail Syndrome, Filariasis

2). Chylous fluid is milky and has a Triglyceride level >110mg/dl

Pseudochylous

1). In chronic effusion due to rheumatoid arthritis fluid rich in cholesterol mimicking chyle accumulates .

2). Treatment of choice for chylothorax Pleuroperitoneal shunt.

3). Tube thoracostomy is contraindicated.

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