Chyloma: An uncommon cause of supraclavicular swelling

M. Lambert, V. A. Chouinard, G. Wieërs

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We report the case of a 46-year-old woman who noticed a swelling of the left supraclavicular fossa of rapid onset soon after a Mycoplasma Pneumoniae upper respiratory infection. On the basis of clinical history, physical examination and imaging findings, a diagnosis of chyloma due to intense non-productive coughing bouts was made. The supraclavicular swelling progressively disappeared after a few days. This observation prompted us to briefly review the pathophysiology of chylomas.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)420-421
Number of pages2
JournalActa Clinica Belgica
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2010
Externally publishedYes


  • Chyloma
  • Supraclavicular swelling


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