Chylous Effusions (Pleural Effusion and Ascites) due to Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma A Case Report

Authors

  • Md Rafiqul Alam Associate Professor, Department of Internal Medicne, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU), Shahbagh, Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • Md Nazmul Hasan Assistant professor, Department of Internal Medicine, (BSMMU), Shahbagh, Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • Md Abdur Rahim Professor ,Department of Internal Medicine, (BSMMU), Shahbagh, Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • Quazi Mamtaz Uddin Ahmed Associate Professor, Department of Internal Medicine (BSMMU), Shahbagh, Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • Md Syedul Islam Medical o"cer,Department of Internal Medicine, (BSMMU), Shahbagh, Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • Md Atikur Rahman Resident phjase-B, Department of Internal Medicine, (BSMMU), Shahbagh, Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • Md Rajibur Rahman Resident phjase-B, Department of Internal Medicine, (BSMMU), Shahbagh, Dhaka, Bangladesh

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3329/bmj.v47i2.43533

Keywords:

Chylous e!usions, ascites, lymphoma

Abstract

Lymphoma can present with different type of serous effusion like pleural, pericardial and ascites  and it signifies poor outcome .Pleural effusions are the most common type among these. Ascites and pericardial effusion are rare. Effusion can be can be caused by direct infiltration and impairment of the lymphatic drainage .Several  investigations are available like study of the fluid for cytological, biochemical, immunohistochemistry and cytogenetics  study to assess the qualities of effusion and make a quick diagnosis. This present case report will describe a case of 40 year old female patient with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma (NHL) presented with generalized lymphadenopathy and chylous ascites and pleural effusion.

Bangladesh Med J. 2018 May; 47 (2): 38-40

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Published

2019-10-16

How to Cite

Alam, M. R., Hasan, M. N., Rahim, M. A., Ahmed, Q. M. U., Islam, M. S., Rahman, M. A., & Rahman, M. R. (2019). Chylous Effusions (Pleural Effusion and Ascites) due to Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma A Case Report. Bangladesh Medical Journal, 47(2), 38–40. https://doi.org/10.3329/bmj.v47i2.43533

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Case Reports