We report a rare case of a woman with inflammatory carcinoma, an unusu
al type of cutaneous metastasis, arising from signet-ring cell carcino
ma of the stomach, who developed chylothorax as the skin lesion progre
ssed over the chest. No thoracoabdominal lymphadenopathy which can cau
se obstruction of the thoracic duct was shown by computed tomography,
Although a very rare condition, inflammatory carcinoma could be a caus
e of non-traumatic chylothorax.