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Bilateral chylothorax following neck dissection: a new method of treatment.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11307917     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Chylothorax is a serious condition with a high rate of morbidity that may lead to death. Although it is encountered more frequently with certain thoracic procedures, it is considered to be a rare complication of neck dissection. Different forms of management have been postulated; however, no consensus of treatment has been achieved. A case of severe bilateral chylothorax that developed after bilateral neck dissection in a patient with laryngeal carcinoma is presented. Somatostatin injection was successful after total parenteral nutrition failed to control the chylothorax. On the basis of this case and the review of the literature discussed here, we advocate the use of somatostatin with other conservative measures in the management of chylothorax.
Authors:
K Al-Sebeih; N Sadeghi; S Al-Dhahri
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Annals of otology, rhinology, and laryngology     Volume:  110     ISSN:  0003-4894     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann. Otol. Rhinol. Laryngol.     Publication Date:  2001 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-04-18     Completed Date:  2001-06-14     Revised Date:  2006-05-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0407300     Medline TA:  Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  381-4     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Royal Victoria Hospital, McGill University, Montreal, Canada.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Aged
Carcinoma, Squamous Cell / surgery*
Chylothorax / diagnosis*,  surgery*
Humans
Intraoperative Complications / diagnosis*,  surgery*
Laryngeal Neoplasms / surgery*
Laryngectomy / methods*
Male
Neck
Radiography, Thoracic

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