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Chylothorax in Dogs

Chest x-ray of a dog with Chylothorax

Pictured: Chest x-ray of a dog with Chylothorax


Chylothorax in dogs is an accumulation of lymphatic fluid in the chest cavity where the heart and lungs reside (pleural cavity).


Depending on the underlying cause, your veterinarian may prescribe medications for treatment, post-treatment, or maintenance. Surgery is also common for treating chylothorax.

Cost to Treat: $6,000 to $10,000 when surgery is necessary

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