Chylothorax is caused by lymphatic fluid accumulating in the pleural cavity from the ductus thoracicus. Chylous fluid has a murky, milky look due to the high levels of triglycerides it contains. Trauma or occlusion of the ductus thoracicus causes chylothorax. Malignancies, sarcoidosis, retrosternal goitre, amyloidosis, superior vena cava thrombosis, benign tumours, and congenital abnormalities such as lymphangioleiomyomatosis and hemangiomatosis are examples of nontraumatic etiologies.

We wanted to share a unique case of a woman who had shortness of breath due to chylothorax and was later diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia. This report also includes chylothorax cases diagnosed with ALL from the literature.

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Mehmet Can Ugur
Department of Hematology, Health Sciences University, Bozyaka Education and Training Hospital, Turkey.

Ulku Ergene
Department of Hematology, Health Sciences University, Bozyaka Education and Training Hospital, Turkey.

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