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Laparoscopic thoracic duct clipping for persistent chylothorax after extrapleural pneumonectomy.
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PMID:  22541236     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
We describe a 68-year-old man who was treated by laparoscopic thoracic duct clipping for persistent chylothorax after an extrapleural pneumonectomy for malignant pleural mesothelioma. Initial conservative treatment did not resolve the postoperative chylothorax. A second surgery through the thoracic approach was considered invasive and difficult after extrapleural pneumonectomy. A laparoscopic approach proved effective and resolved the chylothorax. Thus, laparoscopic thoracic duct clipping is considered very useful for treating chylothorax.
Norifumi Tsubokawa; Yoichi Hamai; Jun Hihara; Manabu Emi; Yoshihiro Miyata; Morihito Okada
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Annals of thoracic surgery     Volume:  93     ISSN:  1552-6259     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann. Thorac. Surg.     Publication Date:  2012 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-04-30     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  15030100R     Medline TA:  Ann Thorac Surg     Country:  Netherlands    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  e131-2     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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Copyright © 2012 The Society of Thoracic Surgeons. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Department of Surgical Oncology, Research Institute for Radiation Biology and Medicine, Hiroshima University, Hiroshima, Japan.
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