Korean J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg.  2018 Jun;51(3):202-204. 10.5090/kjtcs.2018.51.3.202.

Surgical Reconstruction for High-Output Chylothorax Associated with Thrombo-Occlusion of Superior Vena Cava and Left Innominate vein in a Neonate

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  • 1Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Asan Medical Center, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Korea. hopang1974@hanmail.net
  • 2Department of Pediatrics, Asan Medical Center, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Korea.

Abstract

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 chylothorax was resolved by 3 weeks after surgical reconstruction of the SVC and LIV using fresh autologous pericardium. We confirmed the patency of the SVC and LIV with a 1-year follow-up computed tomographic scan at our outpatient clinic.

Keyword

Chylothorax; Thrombosis; Surgery

MeSH Terms

Ambulatory Care Facilities
Arterial Switch Operation
Brachiocephalic Veins*
Chylothorax*
Follow-Up Studies
Humans
Infant, Newborn*
Pericardium
Thrombosis
Vena Cava, Superior*
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