Conservative Management of Chylothorax after Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting


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Altun G., Pulathan Z., Kutanis D., Hemsınlı D., Ertürk E., Cıvelek A.

TEXAS HEART INSTITUTE JOURNAL, vol.42, no.2, pp.148-151, 2014 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 42 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.14503/thij-13-3532
  • Journal Name: TEXAS HEART INSTITUTE JOURNAL
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.148-151
  • Keywords: Chylothorax/diagnosis/therapy, coronary artery bypass/adverse effects, pleurodesis, postoperative complications, somatostatin, thoracic duct/injuries, POSTOPERATIVE CHYLOTHORAX, TRAUMATIC CHYLOTHORAX, CARDIAC-SURGERY, CHILDREN, OCTREOTIDE

Abstract

Chylothorax is a rare sequela to cardiac surgery, associated with high rates of morbidity and mortality. There are various medical and surgical options for its management. We describe 2 cases of chylothorax that developed after coronary artery bypass grafting and were managed successfully with medical therapy alone.