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

Yellow nail syndrome following thoracic surgery: A new association?


Loma Linda University Medical Center, VA Loma Linda Healthcare System, Loma Linda, California, USA

Correspondence Address:
D P Banta
Loma Linda University Medical Center, VA Loma Linda Healthcare System, Loma Linda, California
USA
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DOI: 10.4103/0022-3859.58931

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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.






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