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Nonoperative management of traumatic chylothorax.
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PMID:  24426650     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Chylothorax is known for its rarity, and its diagnosis following blunt chest trauma is exceptional. Only a small number of cases have been reported in the literature. Severe consequences, such as cardiopulmonary abnormalities and metabolic, nutritional, and immunologic disorders, can result from chylothorax. Management of chylothorax is challenging. It can either be managed nonoperatively or surgically. Surgical treatment is required in cases of persistent or high output fistulae. We report here in three cases of blunt trauma chest following road traffic crash associated with chylothorax. All of them were successfully managed nonoperatively with inter costal tube drainage and supportive treatment sans need of any operative intervention.
Authors:
Subodh Kumar; Biplab Mishra; Asuri Krishna; Amit Gupta; Sushma Sagar; Maneesh Singhal; Mahesh C Misra
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2013-01-27
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Indian journal of surgery     Volume:  75     ISSN:  0972-2068     ISO Abbreviation:  Indian J Surg     Publication Date:  2013 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2014-01-15     Completed Date:  2014-01-15     Revised Date:  2014-07-01    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0373026     Medline TA:  Indian J Surg     Country:  India    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  465-8     Citation Subset:  -    
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