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Congenital chylothorax: management by ligature of the thoracic duct.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6528265     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Congenital chylothorax in a male infant persisted for 10 weeks despite repeated thoracocenteses and dietary regimens which included total parenteral nutrition for 37 days and a peroral semielementary diet with medium-chain triglyceride content for 19 days. Thoracotomy disclosed a small leak in the thoracic duct. The duct was ligated above and below the leak, as attempted repair was unsuccessful. There was no recurrence of pleural effusion after the operation and no distal lymphoedema was observed.
E A Andersen; J Hertel; S A Pedersen; H R Sørensen
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Scandinavian journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery     Volume:  18     ISSN:  0036-5580     ISO Abbreviation:  Scand J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg     Publication Date:  1984  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1985-04-12     Completed Date:  1985-04-12     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0121343     Medline TA:  Scand J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg     Country:  SWEDEN    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  193-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Chylothorax / complications,  congenital*,  diet therapy,  surgery
Infant, Newborn
Pleural Effusion / etiology,  surgery
Thoracic Duct / surgery*

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