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Year : 2009  |  Volume : 55  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 270-271  

Yellow nail syndrome following thoracic surgery: A new association?

DP Banta, N Dandamudi, HJ Parekh, JD Anholm 
 Loma Linda University Medical Center, VA Loma Linda Healthcare System, Loma Linda, California, USA

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D P Banta
Loma Linda University Medical Center, VA Loma Linda Healthcare System, Loma Linda, California
USA

An 80-year-old man presented with the characteristic triad of yellow nail syndrome (chronic respiratory disorders, primary lymphedema and yellow nails) in association with coronary artery bypass graft surgery. Treatment with mechanical pleurodesis and vitamin E resulted in near complete resolution of the yellow nails, pleural effusions, and lower extremity edema. The etiology of the yellow nail syndrome has been described as an anatomical or functional lymphatic abnormality. Several conditions have previously been described as associated with this disease. This is the first report of the association of this syndrome with thoracic surgery.


How to cite this article:
Banta D P, Dandamudi N, Parekh H J, Anholm J D. Yellow nail syndrome following thoracic surgery: A new association?.J Postgrad Med 2009;55:270-271


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Banta D P, Dandamudi N, Parekh H J, Anholm J D. Yellow nail syndrome following thoracic surgery: A new association?. J Postgrad Med [serial online] 2009 [cited 2020 May 31 ];55:270-271
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