Pleuroperitoneal shunt for persistent pleural drainage after Fontan procedure

R. M. Sade, Henry B Wiles

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Abstract

Persistent effusions of chylous fluid may prolong the hospitalization period of many patients who have had a Fontan procedure. Herein we report the case histories of two patients in whom use of a pleuroperitoneal shunt to control the effusion shortened the hospital stay by several weeks.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)621-623
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Volume100
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jan 1 1990

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Fontan Procedure
Drainage
Length of Stay
Hospitalization

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  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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Pleuroperitoneal shunt for persistent pleural drainage after Fontan procedure. / Sade, R. M.; Wiles, Henry B.

In: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Vol. 100, No. 4, 01.01.1990, p. 621-623.

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