Management of persistent chylothorax

G. N. Postma, J. S. Keyser

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The aggressive management of persistent chylothotax is necessary for avoidance of significant morbidity and possible mortality. The failure of TPN and chest tubes to rapidly control a chylothorax should lead to consideration of thoracic duct ligation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)268-270
Number of pages3
JournalOtolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jan 1 1997
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Otorhinolaryngology

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