Korean J Pediatr.  2007 Mar;50(3):298-301. 10.3345/kjp.2007.50.3.298.

Two cases of postoperative chylothorax treated with parenteral octreotide and conservative therapy

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Pediatrics, Catholic University of Daegu School of Medicine, Daegu, Korea. ejchoi2@cu.ac.kr
  • 2Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Catholic University of Daegu School of Medicine, Daegu, Korea.

Abstract

Chylothorax is a rare complication following cardiac surgery for congenital heart diseases. Although conservative management is successful in the majority of cases, surgical intervention is required in a refractory one. Recently, subcutaneous or intravenous infusion of octreotide has been used as a safe treatment that helps avoiding surgical intervention. Herein, we report two cases of postoperative chylothorax treated with parenteral octreotide and conservative therapy.

Keyword

Chylothorax; Postoperative Complications; Octreotide; Parenteral

MeSH Terms

Chylothorax*
Heart Diseases
Infusions, Intravenous
Octreotide*
Postoperative Complications
Thoracic Surgery
Octreotide
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