Management of persistent chylothorax

Gregory N Postma, J. S. Keyser

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Abstract

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
Volume116
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1997
Externally publishedYes

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Chylothorax
Thoracic Duct
Chest Tubes
Ligation
Morbidity
Mortality

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Otorhinolaryngology

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Management of persistent chylothorax. / Postma, Gregory N; Keyser, J. S.

In: Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, Vol. 116, No. 2, 01.01.1997, p. 268-270.

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Postma, Gregory N ; Keyser, J. S. / Management of persistent chylothorax. In: Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery. 1997 ; Vol. 116, No. 2. pp. 268-270.
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