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Philippe Camus, M.D.
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Radiation therapy (medium term & late effects)
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Drug and radiation history
Drug singularity - Correct identification of the drug
Consistent timing of exposure v. onset of symptoms
Clinical, imaging, BAL, pathological pattern consistent with the specific drug
Careful exlusion of another cause
Remission of symptoms with removal of drug
Recurrence with rechallenge (rarely advisable)
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Radiation therapy (breast-)
Radiation therapy (early effects)
Radiation therapy (stereotactic-SBRT)
Radiation therapy to the chest
Radiation therapy, infusional (injected 131I or 90Y radioactivity)
Radiation therapy, mantle
Etiology of chylothorax in 203 patients.
Chylothorax occurring 23 years post-irradiation: literature review and management strategies.
Chylothorax from radiation-induced mediastinal fibrosis.
Chylothorax: the result of previous radiation therapy?
Delayed chylothorax after irradiation.
Chylothorax and pleural effusion as late complications of thoracic irradiation.
Thoracoscopic ligation of a thoracic duct leakage.
Chylothorax after mantle field irradiation for Hodgkin's disease.