Pleuroperitoneal shunt for persistent pleural drainage after Fontan procedure

R. M. Sade, H. B. Wiles

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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
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1990

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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