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Title: Iatrogenic chylothorax in major burn patient: Case report and literature review
Authors: Pornprom Muangman
Jeffrey R. Scott
Saipin Muangman
Rachanee Benjathanung
Supaparn Suvanchote
Mahidol University
Harborview Medical Center
Keywords: Medicine
Issue Date: 1-Mar-2008
Citation: Journal of the Medical Association of Thailand. Vol.91, No.3 (2008), 417-420
Abstract: Chylothorax is a potentially life-threatening form of pleural effusion containing lymphatic fluid. Its etiology may be either traumatic (either post-operative or a direct result of injury), a congenital abnormality of the thoracic duct, or non-traumatic. This is a case report of a left iatrogenic chylothorax, which developed 2 days after internal jugular vein catheterization, in a patient with 50% total body surface area (TBSA) burns. This complication was treated successfully by tube thoracostomy and oral supplementation with a low fat, high carbohydrate, high protein diet. Further, the authors review the etiology, pathogenesis, clinical presentation and recommended management of catheter-related chylothorax.
ISSN: 01252208
Appears in Collections:Scopus 2006-2010

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