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Surgical management of chylothorax.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  921075     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We believe that proximal thoracic duct ligation is a relatively simple yet conclusive means of control of chylothorax. One should still attempt conservative management of the lesion with aspiration therapy, tube thorocostomy and the adminstration of medium length triglyceride fatty acid diets. However, if this is not successful within two to three weeks, one should not wait for disastrous nutritional degeneration before recommending this form of surgical intervention.
T O Murphy; C A Piper
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The American surgeon     Volume:  43     ISSN:  0003-1348     ISO Abbreviation:  Am Surg     Publication Date:  1977 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1977-12-29     Completed Date:  1977-12-29     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370522     Medline TA:  Am Surg     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  715-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Chylothorax / etiology,  radiography,  surgery*
Craniocerebral Trauma / complications
Extremities / injuries
Thoracic Duct / surgery
Thoracic Injuries / complications

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