[Tuberculous pseudochylothorax. Presentation of a case with positive Mycobacterium tuberculosis culture and review of the literature]

Arch Bronconeumol. 1995 Feb;31(2):80-2.
[Article in Spanish]


Pseudo chylothorax is a rare form of pleural effusion. It appears in long-term effusions, generally those lasting more than 5 years. The most frequent causes are tuberculous pleuritis and pleurel effusion secondary to rheumatoid arthritis. We describe a patient with pleural effusion lasting over 20 years who developed pseudo chylothorax and Mycobacterium tuberculosis in fluid culture.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Chylothorax / etiology*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Mycobacterium tuberculosis / isolation & purification*
  • Pleural Effusion / diagnostic imaging
  • Pleural Effusion / microbiology*
  • Radiography
  • Time Factors
  • Tuberculosis, Pleural / complications*