A case of spontaneous chylothorax complicating pregnancy

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The paper gives a clinical case of left-sided chylothorax developing in a young woman in the second half of pregnancy due to thrombosis of the left internal jugular vein, left subclavian vein, and brachiocephalic trunk. Cesarean section was made. Medical treatment thereafter proved to be effective. The possible mechanisms for spontaneous venous thrombosis and chylothorax during pregnancy and the methods of their diagnosis and treatment are discussed.

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V A Novikov

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G M Galstian

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V S Shavlokhov

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A A Shevelev

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V M Gorodetskiĭ

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