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Chylothorax following cardiac surgery caused by unusual lymphatic anatomy.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17911057     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Chylothorax due to injury to the thoracic duct and lymphatic channels during left internal thoracic artery harvest is well described. However, high volume leakage of chyle due to disruption of aberrant thymic collateral lymphatic channel in the anterior mediastinum has not been described previously. We describe such a case which was managed by early surgical exploration, ligation of the aberrant duct, and insertion of a pleuro-peritoneal shunt.
Pradeep Narayan; Natasha Rahaman; Thomas F Molnar; Massimo Caputo
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Asian cardiovascular & thoracic annals     Volume:  15     ISSN:  1816-5370     ISO Abbreviation:  Asian Cardiovasc Thorac Ann     Publication Date:  2007 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-10-03     Completed Date:  2008-05-01     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9503417     Medline TA:  Asian Cardiovasc Thorac Ann     Country:  Singapore    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  e58-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Bristol Heart Institute, Bristol Royal Infirmary, Bristol BS2 8HW, United Kingdom.
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MeSH Terms
Anastomosis, Surgical
Chylothorax / etiology*,  surgery
Internal Mammary-Coronary Artery Anastomosis / adverse effects*
Mammary Arteries / surgery*
Thoracic Duct / abnormalities,  injuries*
Treatment Outcome

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