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dc.contributor.authorPornprom Muangmanen_US
dc.contributor.authorJeffrey R. Scotten_US
dc.contributor.authorSaipin Muangmanen_US
dc.contributor.authorRachanee Benjathanungen_US
dc.contributor.authorSupaparn Suvanchoteen_US
dc.contributor.otherMahidol Universityen_US
dc.contributor.otherHarborview Medical Centeren_US
dc.identifier.citationJournal of the Medical Association of Thailand. Vol.91, No.3 (2008), 417-420en_US
dc.description.abstractChylothorax 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.en_US
dc.rightsMahidol Universityen_US
dc.titleIatrogenic chylothorax in major burn patient: Case report and literature reviewen_US
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