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Serious Necrotizing Enterocolitis in a Neonate Treated with Octreotide for Congenital Chylothorax

Jo MJ, Kim DH, Kim HS

The somatostatin analog octreotide has recently been introduced in the treatment of infants with chylothorax. The safety profile of octreotide has not been fully evaluated. Octreotide reduces the splanchnic blood...
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Lymphangiographic Interventions to Manage Postoperative Chylothorax

Jeong H, Ahn HY, Kwon H, Kim YD, Cho JS, Eom J

BACKGROUND: Postoperative chylothorax may be caused by iatrogenic injury of the collateral lymphatic ducts after thoracic surgery. Although traditional treatment could be considered in most cases, resolution may be slow....
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Povidone-Iodine Pleurodesis for Chylothorax in an Extremely Low Birth Weight Infant

Kim JW, Jin JH, Yoon SW

Chylothorax, the accumulation of chyle in the pleural space, is a rare condition, but can lead to serious complications in neonates. Conservative therapy for chylothorax includes enteral feeding with medium-chain...
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Clinical characteristics of nontraumatic chylothorax in pediatric patients

Shin SH, Song JH, Kim MJ, Hur S, Kim WS, Suh DI

PURPOSE: To evaluate clinical characteristics of pediatric nontraumaitc chylothorax and to suggest appropriate therapeutic managements. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed medical records of 22 patients with nontraumatic chylothorax from January 2005 to...
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Bilateral Chylothorax Due to Blunt Spine Hyperextension Injury: A Case Report

Lee H, Han SH, Lee MK, Kwon OS, Kim KH, Kim JS, Chon SH, Shinn SH

Bilateral chylothorax due to blunt trauma is extremely rare. We report a 74-year-old patient that developed delayed bilateral chylothorax after falling off a ladder. The patient had a simple 12th...
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Postoperative Chylothorax: the Use of Dynamic Magnetic Resonance Lymphangiography and Thoracic Duct Embolization

Lee CW, Koo HJ, Shin JH, Kim MY, Yang DH

Dynamic enhanced magnetic resonance lymphangiography can be used to provide anatomic and dynamic information for various lymphatic diseases, including thoracic duct injury, and can also help to guide the thoracic...
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Surgical Reconstruction for High-Output Chylothorax Associated with Thrombo-Occlusion of Superior Vena Cava and Left Innominate vein in a Neonate

Ok YJ, Kim YH, Park CS

We report a case of high-output chylothorax associated with thrombo-occlusion of the superior vena cava (SVC) and left innominate vein (LIV) following an arterial switch operation in a neonate. The...
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Chemical Pleurodesis Using Viscum album Extract in Gorham Disease Complicated with Chylothorax

Cho SJ, Kim SW

Gorham disease, also known as massive osteolysis, is characterized by unregulated proliferation of lymphatic or vascular capillaries within bone, resulting in destruction and replacement with angiomatous tissue. This disease can...
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Simultaneous chylothorax and chylous ascites

Jang TS, Jeong IB, Cho DY, Kang SJ, Kwon OJ

Chylothorax or chylous ascites are rare manifestations of liver cirrhosis. We report a rare case of simultaneous chylothorax and chylous ascites in a patient with hepatitis B virus-related liver cirrhosis....
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Chylothorax after Blunt Chest Trauma: A Case Report

Sriprasit , Akaraborworn O

Traumatic chylothorax after blunt chest trauma alone is considered rare. Our patient was a 27-year-old female who was in a motorcycle accident and sustained blunt thoracic and traumatic thoracic aortic...
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Recurrent Chylothorax Caused by a Retained Guidewire in a Central Vein: A Case Report

Jeon YD, Kim EK, Hwang JW, Park I, Kim NJ

The loss of a guidewire occurs very rarely during central venous catheterization (CVC). Guidewire loss can lead to serious mechanical, thrombotic, and infectious complications. A 74-year-old woman was admitted to...
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Peripheral T-cell Lymphoma Presenting with Chylothorax

Kim ST, Jo J, Yoo JR, Kim M, Han KH, Kim JH, Han SH

A 72-year-old male presented with respiratory discomfort. A simple chest X-ray and abdominal computed tomography showed pleural effusion and multiple lymph node enlargement. The pleural effusion was determined by thoracentesis...
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Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Ligation of the Thoracic Duct in a Patient with Traumatic Chylothorax

Lee DH, Cho JY, Oh TH

Non-surgical traumatic chylothorax following blunt chest trauma is rare, with only a few cases having been reported. In general, conservative treatment measures are recommended as initial management of traumatic chylothorax;...
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Thoracic Duct Embolization with Lipiodol for Chylothorax due to Thoracic Endovascular Aortic Repair with Debranching Procedure

Lee KH, Jung JS, Cho SB, Lee SH, Kim HJ, Son HS

Chylothorax is a rare postoperative complication of a thoracic surgical procedure. Here, we report a case of chylothorax after thoracic endovascular aortic repair with debranching for the distal arch aneurysm...
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Bilateral Chylothorax Following Modified Radical Neck Dissection in Thyroid Cancer: A Case Report

Song Y, Lee J, Choi JW, Soh EY

Bilateral chylothoraxis an extremely rare complication of modified radical neck dissection. It is a potentially life-threatening condition that can lead to severe respiratory, nutritional, metabolic, and immunologic disorders. Use of...
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Simultaneous Chylothorax and Chylous Ascites Due to Tuberculosis

Kim KJ, Park DW, Choi WS

Chylothorax or chylous ascites is rare manifestation of tuberculosis. We report a case of simultaneous chylothorax and chylous ascites due to tuberculosis. A 17-year-old girl was admitted with fever, abdominal...
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An Unusual Complication of Total Parenteral Nutrition via Subclavian Vein Catheterization Masquerading as Bilateral Chylothorax

Lee JH, Kim JY, Kim SC, Lee WS, Kim YH, Yu JS, Weon KS

  • KMID: 2333732
  • J Korean Soc Emerg Med.
  • 2014 Feb;25(1):132-136.
Chylothorax, a relatively rare condition of pleural effusion, is defined as an accumulation of chyle resulting from damage to the thoracic duct associated with chyle leakage from the lymphatic system...
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Chylopericardial Tamponade in a Patient with Chylothorax after Pulmonary Lobectomy

Jeon JS, Ryu HG, Lee H, Yoo DH

Chylopericardium is a very rare, yet potentially fatal, complication following intrathoracic surgery, and can further lead to other life-threatening complications such as cardiac tamponade. A 54-year-old female underwent right upper...
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Transabdominal Ligation of the Thoracic Duct as Treatment Method for Postoperative Chylothorax after Esophagectomy

Yoon HY, Lee SH, Kim CB

  • KMID: 1521604
  • J Korean Surg Soc.
  • 2007 Aug;73(2):169-172.
Postoperative chylothorax following an injury to the thoracic duct during an esophagectomy is a rare, but severe complication, which may lead to serious problems, such as loss of fat and...
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A Case of Lymphangioleiomyomatosis Combined with Chylothorax and Bilateral Pneumothoraces

Kim JH, Kim YK, Kim JH, Lee YM, Kim KU, Uh ST, Noh HJ, Kim HJ, Jang WH, Kim DW

  • KMID: 2318964
  • Tuberc Respir Dis.
  • 2007 Jun;62(6):554-559.
A 29-year-old female patient presented with exertional dyspnea that she had suffered with for 2 months. The chest X-ray displayed right pleural effusion that was diagnosed as chyle, according to...
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