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Chylous cysts of the mediastinum: report of a case and review of the literature.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1816784     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Life-threatening spontaneous chylothorax is a rare clinical entity. Correct diagnosis and understanding of its pathogenesis is paramount in order to apply definite surgical treatment. A case of a ruptured multilocular chylocyst around the thoracic duct and cysterna chyli is presented. Multiple bilateral aspirations, right thoracostomy, right thoracotomy, a frustrated attempt to ligate the thoracic duct, and an attempt to insert a pleuroperitoneal shunt, were all unsuccessful. Definite surgery accomplished rehabilitation of the patient after a 5 1/2 month hospitalization. Revision of the literature and vindicative historical facts are presented.
D Rodríguez-Pérez; G A Ramírez de Arellano
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Boletín de la Asociación Médica de Puerto Rico     Volume:  83     ISSN:  0004-4849     ISO Abbreviation:  Bol Asoc Med P R     Publication Date:  1991 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1992-07-08     Completed Date:  1992-07-08     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7505267     Medline TA:  Bol Asoc Med P R     Country:  PUERTO RICO    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  333-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Laboratory Service, VA Medical Center, San Juan, Puerto Rico.
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MeSH Terms
Chylothorax / etiology,  pathology,  surgery
Mediastinal Cyst / complications,  pathology*,  surgery
Mediastinum / pathology,  surgery
Rupture, Spontaneous

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