A 2-year-old boy presented with a stage IV neuroblastoma and, despite surgical reduction of the tumor mass followed by chemotherapy and radiotherapy, he developed bilateral chylous pleural effusions. These proved resistant to traditional methods of treatment but were resolved with minimal discomfort to the child by intrapleural injections of chlorambucil chemically bound to antibodies raised by immunizing his father with irradiated tumor cells.
- chylous effusion
- immuno-directed chemotherapy
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health