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 language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery|
|Publication status||Published - Jan 1 1990|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine