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Chylothorax complicating thoracic aortic surgery.
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PMID:  21793930     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
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Abstract  Objective: Chylothorax is a very rare complication of patients undergoing thoracic aortic aneurysm repair. Possible mechanisms of this condition during thoracic aorta operations and current therapeutic strategies are analyzed according to our experience and thorough search of the English literature. Methods: Current experience with chylothorax occurring during thoracic aortic surgery is analyzed in this review by collecting data retrieved from English literature research. Results: Significant risk factors for postoperative chylothorax development after thoracic aorta surgical procedures are thoracic aortic reoperations and descending thoracic repairs. Various treatment modalities from conservative to operative intervention have been proposed. Conclusion: Currently, the morbidity and mortality have improved due to prompt management. Surgical intervention is needed when response to conservative treatment has failed. (J Card Surg 2011;26:410-414).
Authors:
Meletios A Kanakis; Panagiotis Misthos; John N Kokotsakis; Achilleas G Lioulias
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of cardiac surgery     Volume:  26     ISSN:  1540-8191     ISO Abbreviation:  J Card Surg     Publication Date:  2011 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-07-28     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8908809     Medline TA:  J Card Surg     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  410-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
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© 2011 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Affiliation:
Department of Thoracic Surgery, Sismanoglio General Hospital, Athens, Greece.
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