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  1. Tension chylothorax following pneumonectomy

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    Hemang Yadav

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Post-pneumonectomy chylothorax is an uncommon complication following surgery, with an estimated incidence of less than 0.7%. Post-pneumonectomy tension chylothorax, where rapid accumulation of chyle in the post-pneumonectomy space results in hemodynamic compromise, is exceedingly rare, with just 7 cases previously reported. All prior cases of tension chylothorax were managed operatively with decompressive chest tube placement followed by open thoracic duct repair. Our case is the first reported tension chylothorax to be managed conservatively by thoracostomy drainage coupled with a period of parenteral nutrition followed by a medium chain triglyceride-restricted diet.

  2. Chylothorax associated with child abuse.

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    Ichikawa, Yasuhiro; Sato, Atsuo; Sato, Kodai; Nakamura, Kaori; Kitagawa, Norihiko; Tanoue, Koji; Shiro, Hiroyuki

    2015-12-01

    We report a case of right chylothorax associated with physical abuse in a 10-month-old boy who presented with respiratory decompensation. Chylothorax was improved by thoracic drainage and nutrition management, such as fasting followed by medium-chain triglyceride milk. Chest computed tomography on admission showed bilateral old rib fractures. Accordingly, physical abuse was suspected. Chylothorax of unknown cause in infancy, especially in those with coexisting rib fractures, must be scrutinized for child abuse. PMID:26388541

  3. A patient with traumatic chylothorax

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    Barkat A

    2012-09-01

    Full Text Available Amina Barkat,1 Ilham Benbouchta,1 Lamia Karboubi,1 Zineb Ghanimi,2 Meryem Kabiri11National Reference Center in Neonatology and Nutrition, Children's Hospital, Rabat, Morocco; 2University Mohammed V souissi of Rabat, Rabat, MoroccoAbstract: Chylothorax refers to the accumulation of chyle in the pleural cavity. Although rare, it is the most frequent cause of pleural effusion in the neonatal period. Its incidence is estimated at one in 15,000 neonates. The causes of chylothorax are multiple, and there are several major types of chylothorax defined by origin, ie, traumatic (and iatrogenic chylothorax, medical (spontaneous chylothorax, and congenital chylothorax. A case of neonatal chylothorax following surgery for esophageal atresia and our therapeutic approach to this entity are presented. Conservative therapy with total enteral nutrition and drainage were sufficient. Treatment for chylothorax is essentially medical, ie, pleural drainage, removal of dietary fats, treatment of any medical cause, and use of drugs to reduce production of chyle. In the event of failure or reappearance of a large effusion, surgical treatment is needed.Keywords: chylothorax, octreotide, somatostatin, children

  4. CHYLOTHORAX IN PARACOCCIDIOIDOMYCOSIS.

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    Fernandes, Flávia Fonseca; Alves, Victor Oliveira; Sánchez, Tarquino Erastides Gavilanes; Paula, Wagner Diniz de; Santana, Alfredo Nicodemos Cruz

    2016-07-11

    A previously healthy, 52-year-old woman presented with a nine months history of low fever and weight loss (> 30 kg). Physical examination disclosed generalized lymphadenopathy, skin lesions, abdominal distension, mild tachypnea and a left breast mass. Laboratory tests showed anemia; (prerenal) kidney injury, low serum albumin level; and negative serology for HIV and viral hepatitis. Computed tomography (neck/chest/abdomen) showed generalized lymph node enlargement, splenomegaly, pleural effusion and ascites. We performed thoracocentesis and paracentesis, and the findings were consistent with chylothorax and chylous ascites (with no neoplastic cells). Biopsies of the breast mass, skin and lymph nodes were performed and all of them showed large round yeast cells with multiple narrow-based budding daughter cells, characteristic of Paracoccidioides brasiliensis. Consequently, paracoccidioidomycosis was diagnosed, and liposomal amphotericin B was prescribed, as well as a high protein and low fat diet (supplemented with medium chain triglycerides). Even so, her clinical status worsened, requiring renal replacement therapy. She evolved with pneumonia, septic shock and respiratory failure and subsequently died. To our knowledge, this is the first description of a case with chylothorax and breast mass due to paracoccidioidomycosis. Additionally, we discuss: 1- the importance of the inclusion of this mycosis in the differential diagnosis of chylothorax and breast mass (breast cancer), especially in endemic areas; and 2- the possible mechanism involved in the development of chylous effusions. PMID:27410917

  5. [Chylothorax in a calf].

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    Pusterla, N; Pusterla, J B; Thür, B; Rüsch, P

    1996-12-01

    A case of chylothorax caused by fracture of thoracal vertebrae in a two-day-old Swiss Braunvieh male calf ist described. The clinical symptoms were those of a unilateral, progressive pleural effusion. This was confirmed by radiological and ultrasonographic examinations. Thoracocentesis was performed under ultrasonographic assistance. The liquid obtained from the pleural cavity was turbid and contained chylomicrons, lymphocytes and neutrophilic granulocytes as well as a high concentration of triglycerides. These qualities go together with chylus. Immunohistological examination for BVD virus turned out to be positive. An intrauterine disturbance of osteogenesis due to BVD virus must be considered a possible cause for fracture of vertebrae during delivery.

  6. Quilotórax Chylothorax

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    Marcelo Alexandre Costa Vaz

    2006-08-01

    Full Text Available O quilotórax, normalmente secundário a doenças malignas, trauma, doenças congênitas, infecções e trombose da veia cava superior, é uma causa pouco freqüente de derrame pleural. O diagnóstico e tratamento precoces são importantes no sentido de prevenir a mais temida conseqüência do quilotórax, a má nutrição e conseqüente comprometimento do estado imunológico.Chylothorax, an uncommon cause of pleural effusion, is usually secondary to malignancy, trauma, congenital diseases, infections and superior vena cava thrombosis. The early diagnosis and treatment are important to prevent the most fearful consequence of chylothorax, the malnutrition with a compromised immunological status.

  7. Infantile chylothorax associated with staphylococcal paravertebral discitis

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    Ananthakrishnan, Ganapathy; Wilkinson, Alistair G.; McGurk, Simon F. [Royal Hospital for Sick Children, Department of Radiology, Edinburgh (United Kingdom); Marshall, Thomas [Royal Hospital for Sick Children, Department of Paediatrics, Edinburgh (United Kingdom)

    2009-12-15

    We report an unusual case of chylothorax in an infant associated with a staphylococcal paravertebral abscess secondary to discitis affecting the thoracic spine. We discuss the initial presentation with sepsis and chylothorax and the delayed diagnosis of discitis. We also discuss the imaging features and treatment in this case. (orig.)

  8. New treatment of early fetal chylothorax

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    Nygaard, Ulrikka; Sundberg, Karin; Nielsen, Henriette Svarre;

    2007-01-01

    OBJECTIVE: To evaluate OK-432, a preparation of Streptococcus pyogenes, in the treatment of early fetal chylothorax. METHODS: A prospective study of all fetuses (n=7) with persistent early chylothorax (gestational ages 16-21 weeks) referred to the tertiary center of fetal medicine in Denmark...

  9. Quilotórax Chylothorax

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    Marcelo Alexandre Costa Vaz; Paulo Pêgo Fernandes

    2006-01-01

    O quilotórax, normalmente secundário a doenças malignas, trauma, doenças congênitas, infecções e trombose da veia cava superior, é uma causa pouco freqüente de derrame pleural. O diagnóstico e tratamento precoces são importantes no sentido de prevenir a mais temida conseqüência do quilotórax, a má nutrição e conseqüente comprometimento do estado imunológico.Chylothorax, an uncommon cause of pleural effusion, is usually secondary to malignancy, trauma, congenital diseases, infections and super...

  10. Percutaneous Management of High-Output Chylothorax: Case Reviews

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    Chylothorax carries significant mortality and morbidity. Patients with high-output chylothorax have traditionally been managed by surgical treatment if nonoperative management has proved unsuccessful. Newer, more recent percutaneous techniques used to treat chylothorax are safer and less invasive than surgery. We present three cases that have been successfully managed using these percutaneous techniques.

  11. [Chylothorax of cirrhotic origin: a case report].

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    Vandenbos, F; Rakotoarisoa, C; Zeanandin, G; Mourani, A

    2005-12-01

    Chylothorax and chylous ascites are an accumulation of fluid containing a large proportion of triglycerides. The presence of these two effusions simultaneously is rare. A case of a patient with a known history of cirrhosis, hospitalized for an ascetic decompensation with left pleural effusion is herein presented. The woman was diagnosed as presenting both chylous ascites and chylothorax. Both fluids are transudate type fluids. After evacuation of the fluids and implementation of an adapted treatment neither effusion reappeared. The patient has been followed for the past year and has not shown any signs of relapse. Chylothorax, in cirrhotic patients is due to trans-diaphragmatic passage of fluid originating from the chylous ascites. Both extravasations have the same biological characteristics. PMID:16449926

  12. Traumatic chylothorax: A case report and review

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    Wezi Sendama

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Chylothorax is a rare entity characterised by leakage of lymphatic fluid into the pleural cavity from the thoracic duct. We present a case of traumatic chylothorax following a traumatic fracture of the L1 vertebra. An 84-year-old lady presented to the emergency department after being found collapsed at home. She gave a preceding history of one day of diarrhoea. Chest X-ray showed a rightsided effusion. Drainage of the effusion yielded a cloudy, off-white fluid that settled in layers in the drainage container. Pleural fluid examination revealed a lymphocyte-rich transudate with high levels of cholesterol and triglycerides. CT imaging of the chest, abdomen and pelvis revealed an acute left sided pulmonary embolus, and a multisegment burst fracture of the L1 vertebra. The patient was anticoagulated for the pulmonary embolus. Conservative fracture management was advised. Chylous drainage of 1l/24hr was observed. Due to ongoing chylous leak the patient was commenced on a medium-chain fatty acid diet and octreotide. Whilst chylous drainage ceased the patient died from infected pressure sores, malnutrition and acute kidney injury. Spinal trauma can rarely cause disruption of the thoracic duct and chylothorax. Diagnosis of chylothorax hinges on the typically high triglyceride content of chylous fluid and the detection of chylomicrons where the triglyceride concentration is equivocal. Management options for persistently draining chylothorax are varied and range from non-invasive medical measures to radiological and surgical interventions (although the patient in the case we present was an unsuitable candidate for surgery. We discuss pertinent diagnostic testing and put forward possible medical management strategies for chylothorax.

  13. Lymphography in chylothorax and chylous ascites

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    Rabkin, I.Kh.; Lein, A.P. (Akademiya Meditsinskikh Nauk SSSR, Moscow)

    Sixteen lymphographic studies were made in patients with chylothorax and chylous ascites, which were spontaneous in 14 cases. Disseminated and limited lymphatic system lesions were revealed. Abundant lesions were mostly presented by multiple cysts and lymphangiectasia. Meanwhile solitary cysts, lymphangiomas, wall defects were detected in limited lesions. Lymphographic semiotics for chylothorax and chylous ascites has been developed. Direct signs of damage to the lymph vessels are classified with the most valuable symptoms: radiographic agent extravasation, the contrast substance congestion in the lesion area, its concentration in the pleural or abdominal cavities.

  14. Five Cases of Congenital Chylothorax Treated by Intrapleural Minocycline

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    Masatoshi Kaneko; Yuji Kanai; Hayato Go; Takashi Imamura; Nobuo Momoi; Mitsuaki Hosoya

    2012-01-01

    Minocycline pleurodesis was performed on five infants with congenital chylothorax in our institutions. They could not achieve sufficient efficacy though they had received other conservative therapies. Four of the five cases obtained reduction of pleural effusion using the minocycline pleurodesis. We concluded that minocycline pleurodesis is a safe and an effective technique for congenital chylothorax.

  15. Five Cases of Congenital Chylothorax Treated by Intrapleural Minocycline

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    Masatoshi Kaneko

    2012-11-01

    Full Text Available Minocycline pleurodesis was performed on five infants with congenital chylothorax in our institutions. They could not achieve sufficient efficacy though they had received other conservative therapies. Four of the five cases obtained reduction of pleural effusion using the minocycline pleurodesis. We concluded that minocycline pleurodesis is a safe and an effective technique for congenital chylothorax.

  16. A Case of Congenital Chylothorax Treated with Octreotide

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    Özmert Muhammet Ali Özdemir

    2015-04-01

    Full Text Available Congenital chylothorax, an abnormal accumulation of chylous fluid in the pleural space, is a common cause of pleural effusion in the neonatal period. The traditional management of chylothorax is conservative. Conservative therapy includes chest drainage, cessation of breast feeding, and using of medium chain triglycerides or total parenteral nutrition. Recently, octreotide, a long-acting somatostatin analog reduced lymphatic fluid production, has been used as a new treatment strategy in the therapy of chylothorax. In a full term newborn with right pleural effusion diagnosed by prenatal ultrasound, congenital chylothorax is confirmed after birth. This patient was initially treated with chest tube insertion. Afterward a medium-chain-triglyceride-enriched formula was initiated. Subcutaneous octreotide was administered to the patient because of non-responded to conservative therapy. The chylothorax resolved promptly with no observed side effects. Octreotide appears to have a good safety drug in newborn infants and remains a promising alternative therapy to surgery for intractable cases with chylothoraces.

  17. Laparoscopic ligation of the thoracic duct in management of chylothorax.

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    Icaza, Orlando J; Andrews, Kris; Kuhnke, Mark

    2002-04-01

    Laparoscopic ligation of the cisterna chyli at the level of the aortic hiatus was performed in a 69-year-old woman with post-lobectomy chylothorax refractory to 3 weeks of conservative therapy and one repeat thoracotomy with attempted ligation of a leaking lymphatic channel. This laparoscopic procedure was successful, and resolution of the chylothorax was achieved. We feel that this technique offers surgeons a valid, minimally invasive treatment option for a persistent chylothorax in which conservative management or more direct thoracic procedures have failed to control the chyle leak. PMID:12019574

  18. Octreotide for the treatment of chylothorax in neonates.

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    Das, Animitra

    2012-02-01

    BACKGROUND: Routine care for chylothorax in neonate includes either conservative or surgical approaches. Octreotide, a somatostatin analogue, has been used for the management of patients with refractory chylothorax not responding to conservative management. OBJECTIVES: To assess the efficacy and safety of octreotide in the treatment of chylothorax in neonates. SEARCH STRATEGY: We searched the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL) (The Cochrane Library), MEDLINE and EMBASE (to March 7, 2010). We assessed the reference lists of identified trials and abstracts from the annual meetings of the Pediatric Academic Societies published in Pediatric Research (2002 to 2009) without language restrictions. SELECTION CRITERIA: We planned to include randomised or quasi-randomised controlled trials of octreotide in the treatment of congenital or acquired chylothorax in term or preterm neonates, with any dose, duration or route of administration. DATA COLLECTION AND ANALYSIS: Data on primary (amount of fluid drainage, respiratory support, mortality) and secondary outcomes (side effects) were planned to be collected and analysed using mean difference, relative risk and risk difference with 95% confidence intervals. MAIN RESULTS: No randomised controlled trials were identified. Nineteen case reports of 20 neonates with chylothorax in whom octreotide was used either subcutaneously or intravenously were identified. Fourteen case reports described successful use (resolution of chylothorax), four reported failure (no resolution) and one reported equivocal results following use of octreotide. The timing of initiation, dose, duration and frequency of doses varied markedly. Gastrointestinal intolerance and clinical presentations suggestive of necrotizing enterocolitis and transient hypothyroidism were reported as side effects. AUTHORS\\' CONCLUSIONS: No practice recommendation can be made based on the evidence identified in this review. A prospective registry of

  19. Chylothorax in gastric adenocarcinoma: A case report and systematic review of the English literature

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    Uma Devaraj; Priya Ramachandran; Marjorie Correa; George A D′souza

    2014-01-01

    Background: Chylothorax is a rare complication of gastric adenocarcinoma and data on its identification, prevalence and outcomes are scant. Objectives: To enable identification of gastric carcinoma as a cause of chylothorax. Methods: A case report and a systematic review were conducted of all reported cases of gastric adenocarcinoma with chylothorax as the presenting complaint in the English literature. Results: Chylothorax is a rare presenting complaint of gastric adenocarcinoma. There are o...

  20. Ligation of the thoracic duct for the treatment of chylothorax in heart diseases

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    Pêgo-Fernandes Paulo M.

    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available In children, chylothorax occurs mainly after cardiac and thoracic surgeries. One of the recommended postsurgery treatments is ligation of the thoracic tract, when all other conservative treatments have failed. We report 4 cases of chylothorax in patients who were successfully treated with this approach, which resulted in a decrease in pleural drainage without recurrent chylothorax.

  1. Octreotide for the Management of Chylothorax in newborns, case report

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    Reza Saeidi

    2015-02-01

    Full Text Available Chylothorax is the most common cause of pleural effusion in neonates. It is usually idiopathic. Neonatal chylothorax successfully respond to octreotide treatment and can reduce the duration of hospitalization. A number of therapeutic interventions have been used to reduce chyle production and promote resolution of a chylothorax. Initial management typically includes restriction or temporary cessation of enteral feedings. Enteral feedings high in medium-chain triglycerides (MCT or parenteral nutrition may be used. These strategies alone are not successful in all patients. In the last several years, octreotide has become another option for management of patients with chylothorax. octreotide has a number of effects on the gastrointestinal system, including a decrease in splanchnic blood flow and inhibition of serotonin, gastrin, vasoactive intestinal peptide, secretin, motilin, and pancreatic polypeptide. We report an infant who had spontaneous chylothorax with patent ductus arteriosus that was managed primarily as congenital heart disease. Our case was treated successfully with octreotide without the need to insertion of chest tube.

  2. Noonan syndrome and chylothorax; Sindrome de Noonan y quilotorax

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    Martinez-Leon, M. I.; Ceres-Ruiz, L.; Solbes-Vila, R.; Valls-Moreno, E. [Hospital Infantil del C.H.U. Carlos Haya. Malaga (Spain)

    2001-07-01

    Chylothorax during childhood usually develops as a result of posto-perative complications following cardiothoracic surgery. It is rarely due to the malformations of the lymphatic system associated with dysmorphic syndrome. We report two cases of Noonan syndrome involving neonatal development of chylothorax. In children with the Noonan phenotype who develop pleural effusion during the neonatal period in the absence of obstetric trauma, it is advisable to rule out the presence of congenital lymphatic malformation and study the pleural effusion, initially introducing conservative treatment with dietary therapy. Chest radiography, ultrasound and computed tomography reveal the presence of the pleural effusion and parenchymal pattern compatible with chloroethoxy and lymphangiectasis. (Author) 15 refs.

  3. The use of octreotide to treat congenital chylothorax.

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    Paget-Brown, Alix; Kattwinkel, John; Rodgers, Bradley M; Michalsky, Marc P

    2006-04-01

    We report the use of the octreotide (a somatostatin analogue) in the treatment of idiopathic congenital chylothorax in a patient with Turner's syndrome who had previously failed conservative medical therapy. The patient improved rapidly after initiation of octreotide with complete resolution after 5 days of continuous therapy (10 microg/kg per hour).

  4. Chylothorax--a conservative approach (a case report.

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    Oak S

    1991-10-01

    Full Text Available Lymphatic blockage due to a non-specific inflammation probably of a filarial origin caused dilatation and ectasia of lymph channels at thoracic inlet of a child. Transudation of lymph through these channels led to chylothorax. The present case report highlights the significance of conservative approach towards this complex problem.

  5. Is octreotide treatment useful in patients with congenital chylothorax?

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    Horvers, M.; Mooij, C.F.; Antonius, T.A.J.

    2012-01-01

    BACKGROUND: Congenital chylothorax (CC) is a severe congenital disorder characterized by the collection of chyle in the pleural space. Recent case reports suggest that the use of octreotide in the treatment of CC may be useful. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effect of octreotide on pleural effusions in

  6. [A case of X-linked myotubular myopathy with chylothorax].

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    Oishi, Taku; Sato, Tetsuya; Matsushita, Kenshi; Takechi, Tomoki; Murakami, Nobuyuki; Fujieda, Mikiya

    2016-01-01

    We report a case of X-linked myotubular myopathy with chylothorax. A male infant weighing 2,114 g was born to a mother whose pregnancy was complicated with polyhydramnios from gestational week 32. At gestational week 37, emergent caesarian section was performed due to membrane rupture followed by fetal bradycardia. Ventilatory support was necessary because the neonate showed severe birth asphyxia accompanied by hypotonia and dyspnea. He also showed a respiratory complication of chylothorax at 10 days old; therefore, thoracic drainage was performed. Congenital chylothorax associated with congenital myotonic dystrophy (CMD) has been described in a number of past reports. Specific findings of congenital myotubular myopathy and partial CMD, such as peripheral halo of muscle fibers, were demonstrated in biopsied muscle, and mutation of the myotubularin (MTM1) gene was identified. Tracheostomy was performed at 5 months old because of prolonged ventilatory support and severe dysphagia. The infant was able to be discharged at 17 months old. Congenital chylothorax might be associated with congenital myotubular myopathies such as CMD. PMID:27012108

  7. Development of bilateral chylothorax in a younger female secondary to tuberculosis

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    Surya Kant

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Chylothorax is a rare clinical entity characterized by a milky white aspirate with increased triglyceride levels. The commonest etiology is malignancy and trauma, and bilateral chylothorax, secondary to tuberculosis, is an extremely rare cause, as observed in the present case.

  8. Role of Interventional Radiology in the Management of Chylothorax: A Review of the Current Management of High Output Chylothorax

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    Chylothorax is an uncommon type of pleural effusion whose etiology may be classified as traumatic or nontraumatic. Low-output chylothoraces usually respond well to conservative management, whereas high-output chylothoraces are more likely to require surgical or interventional treatment. Conservative management focuses on alleviation of symptoms, replacement of fluid and nutrient losses, and reduction of chyle output to facilitate spontaneous healing. Surgical management can be technically difficult due to the high incidence of variant anatomy and the high-risk patient population. Percutaneous treatments have rapidly developed and evolved during the past 14 years to represent a minimally invasive treatment compared with the more invasive nature of surgery. Percutaneous therapies provide a range of treatment options despite difficult or variant anatomy, with a reported high success rate coupled with low morbidity and mortality. This article is a review of etiology, diagnosis, and treatment of chylothorax, with a focus on interventional management techniques.

  9. Role of Interventional Radiology in the Management of Chylothorax: A Review of the Current Management of High Output Chylothorax

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    Lyon, Stuart, E-mail: lyonsey@optusnet.com.au; Mott, Nigel, E-mail: nigelmott76@hotmail.com; Koukounaras, Jim; Shoobridge, Jen [Alfred Hospital, Department of Radiology (Australia); Hudson, Patricio Vargas [Clinica Alemana, Department of Radiology (Chile)

    2013-06-15

    Chylothorax is an uncommon type of pleural effusion whose etiology may be classified as traumatic or nontraumatic. Low-output chylothoraces usually respond well to conservative management, whereas high-output chylothoraces are more likely to require surgical or interventional treatment. Conservative management focuses on alleviation of symptoms, replacement of fluid and nutrient losses, and reduction of chyle output to facilitate spontaneous healing. Surgical management can be technically difficult due to the high incidence of variant anatomy and the high-risk patient population. Percutaneous treatments have rapidly developed and evolved during the past 14 years to represent a minimally invasive treatment compared with the more invasive nature of surgery. Percutaneous therapies provide a range of treatment options despite difficult or variant anatomy, with a reported high success rate coupled with low morbidity and mortality. This article is a review of etiology, diagnosis, and treatment of chylothorax, with a focus on interventional management techniques.

  10. Video-assisted right supradiaphragmatic thoracic duct ligation for non traumatic recurrent chylothorax

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    Christodoulou M.

    2006-01-01

    Introduction : Un chylothorax est une pathologie comprenant des manifestations respiratoires, nutritionnelles et immunologiques. La récidive du chylothorax ou l'échec du traitement conservateur imposent un traitement chirurgical. Ce travail rapporte notre expérience de ligature supra-diaphragmatique, vidéo-assistée du canal thoracique, pour chylothorax récurrent non traumatique. Patients et méthodes : Entre 1999 et 2004, nous avons recensé six observations (quatre du côté droit, un du côté ga...

  11. Treatment Strategy for Chylothorax after Resection for Lung Cancer-16 Case Report

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    Hongjing Jiang; Changli Wang; Zhenqing Zhao; Xiaolin Li; Daliang Qi; Liqun Gong

    2006-01-01

    OBJECTIVE To review the experience of iatrogenic chylothorax after pulmcnary resections for lung cancer and to evaluate our treatment strategy. METHODS From July 1997 through December 2003, a total of 1,546 patients underwent pulmonary resection (at least lobectomy) and systematic mediastinal lymph node dissection for lung cancer in our division. Sixteen patients had a postoperative chylothorax complication. All of these patients in this study were conservatively treated (closed drainage) with complete oral intake cessation and total parenteral nutrition.RESULTS All patients had their condition cured with conservative treatment. The duration of the treatment was 6-21 days. The patients were given normal diet for a mean of 9.8 days after chylothorax diagnosis.CONCLUSION If the correct treatment strategy is selected, most cases of chylothorax after pulmonary resection with systematic mediastinal lymph node dissection can be cured with a conservative strategy.

  12. A case of chylothorax treated curatively with Sapylin, a streptococcus preparation

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    2007-01-01

    Chylothorax is an uncommon disease where fatty fluid accumulates within the chest cavity. Conservative management, including repeated thoracentesis or pleurodesis, seems to be suitable to most cases. Herein, we present a case of efficacious pleurodesis by intrapleural injection of Sapylin, a streptococcus preparation, for the treatment of chylothorax. A 52-year-old non-smoking female farmer was diagnosed as idiopathic chylothorax after we ruled out possible causes including chest trauma,lymphoma, lung cancer, filariasis, tuberculosis, and etc. Two-time intra-thoracic injection of 3 Klinische Einheit (KE) Sapylin achieved rapid and effective control of chylothorax with no severe side effects. Sapylin may facilitate pleurodesis by producing a strong inflammatory response.

  13. Rapid Decline of Follicular Lymphoma-Associated Chylothorax after Low Dose Radiotherapy to Retroperitoneal Lymphoma Localization

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    Lien Van De Voorde

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Chylothorax is caused by disruption or obstruction of the thoracic duct or its tributaries that results in the leakage of chyle into the pleural space. A number of interventions have been used to treat chylothorax including the treatment of the underlying disease. Lymphoma is found in 70% of cases with nontraumatic malignant aetiology. Although patients usually have advanced lymphoma, supradiaphragmatic disease is not always present. We discuss the case of a 63-year-old woman presenting with progressive respiratory symptoms due to chylothorax. She was diagnosed with a stage IIE retroperitoneal grade 1 follicular lymphoma extending from the coeliac trunk towards the pelvic inlet. Despite thoracocentesis and medium-chain triglycerides (MCT, diet chylothorax reoccurred. After low dose radiotherapy (2×2 Gy to the abdominal lymphoma there was a marked decrease in lymphadenopathy at the coeliac trunk and a complete regression of the pleural fluid. In this case, radiotherapy was shown to be an effective nontoxic treatment option for lymphoma-associated chylothorax with long-term remission of pleural effusion.

  14. Spontaneous chylothorax complicating small cell lung cancer – Review of aetiology and diagnosis

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    S. Hanina

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available We report the first case of spontaneous chylothorax complicating small cell lung cancer. A 52 year old female presented with exertional dyspnoea, left-sided chest and neck pain, and dysphagia. The chest X-ray on admission revealed a large left-sided pleural effusion. A subsequent CT chest showed a large anterior mediastinal mass with a left brachiocephalic and jugular vein thrombosis. The patient underwent medical thoracoscopy with chest drain insertion, which drained pleural fluid high in triglycerides, consistent with a chylothorax. Due to its uncommon nature, the management of chylothorax is not well defined. Alongside the case report, we provide a review of aetiology, mechanism and diagnosis with a brief summary of treatment options.

  15. Successful management of bilateral refractory chylothorax after double lung transplantation for lymphangioleiomyomatosis

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    Mohammed Hussein

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM is a rare disease that leads to airways and lymphatic channels obstruction due to abnormal smooth muscle proliferation. It presents with dyspnea, pneumothorax or chylothorax. Lung transplantation (LT has emerged as a valuable therapeutic option with limited reports. We report a case of LAM that underwent double LT and complicated by refractory bilateral chylothorax which was managed successfully by povidone-iodine pleurodesis and the addition of sirolimus to the post-transplantation immunosuppressive therapy. The patient has no recurrence with 24 months follow-up.

  16. Complete remission of a lymphoma-associated chylothorax by radiotherapy of the celiac trunk and thoracic duct

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    Gerstein, J.; Fruehauf, J.; Bremer, M. [Dept. of Radiation Oncology, Hannover Medical School (Germany); Kofahl-Krause, D. [Dept. of Hematology, Hemostasis, Stem Cell Transplantation and Oncology, Hannover Medical School (Germany)

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    Background: a chylothorax is a rare complication of mostly advanced malignant lymphomas. A case of a refractory chylothorax unresponsive to chemotherapy and successfully treated with radiotherapy is reported. Case report: a 45-year-old woman with recurrent stage IV low-grade follicular non-Hodgkin's lymphoma and a progressive chylothorax is described. The CT scans showed bulky lymphadenopathy at the thoracic trunk but no detectable enlargement of mediastinal lymph nodes. After ineffective pretreatment including chemotherapy and chest drainage, fractionated radiotherapy to the celiac trunk (20.4 Gy) and the thoracic duct (15 Gy) was performed. Result: already after 7.5 Gy a rapid decline of chylothorax was noted and the chest drain could be removed. A complete remission of the chylothorax could be achieved after 20.4 Gy. During a follow-up of 16 months no recurrence of chylothorax occurred. CT scans showed nearly complete remission of the lymphadenopathy of the celiac trunk 12 months after radiotherapy. Conclusion: radiotherapy with limited total doses is an effective treatment option for lymphoma-associated chylothorax and should always be taken into consideration, especially in cases unresponsive to chemotherapy. (orig.)

  17. Pregnancy Complicated by Gorham–Stout Disease and Refractory Chylothorax

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    Hellyer, Jessica; Oliver-Allen, Hunter; Shafiq, Majid; Tolani, Alisha; Druzin, Maurice; Jeng, Michael; Rockson, Stanley; Lowsky, Robert

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    Introduction Gorham–Stout Disease (GSD) is a rare disorder of bony destruction due to lymphangiomatosis, and is often triggered by hormones. One complication of GSD is the development of chylothorax, which carries a high mortality rate. Very little experience has been published to guide management in GSD during pregnancy to optimize both fetal and maternal health. Case Study A 20-year-old woman with known GSD presented with shortness of breath at 18 weeks of pregnancy, due to bilateral chylothoraces which required daily drainage. To minimize chylous fluid formation, she was placed on bowel rest with total parenteral nutrition (limiting lipid intake) and received octreotide to decrease splanchnic blood flow and chylous fluid drainage. Treatment options were limited due to her pregnancy. Twice daily home chest tube drainage of a single lung cavity, total parenteral nutrition, octreotide, and albumin infusions allowed successful delivery of a healthy 37 weeks' gestation infant by cesarean delivery. Discussion This case illustrates the management of a rare clinical disease of bone resorption and lymphangiomatosis complicated by bilateral, refractory chylothoraces, triggered by pregnancy, in whom treatment options are limited, and the need for a multidisciplinary health care team to ensure successful maternal and fetal outcomes.

  18. Chyloperitoneum and chylothorax: a combined rare occurrence after retroperitoneal lymphadenectomy and radiotherapy for testis tumor.

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    Dharman, K; Temes, S P; Wetherell, F E; Kendrick, M J

    1984-02-01

    We report a case of chyloperitoneum and chylothorax 5 weeks after retroperitoneal lymphadenectomy and radiotherapy for embryonal cell carcinoma of the testis. To our knowledge, this is the second reported case of this rare combined complication. The patient was treated successfully with an alimental dietary regimen (medium chain triglycerides and Vivonex), coupled with thoracenteses and paracenteses. PMID:6699970

  19. Chylous ascites and chylothorax due to constrictive pericarditis in a patient infected with HIV: a case report

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    Summachiwakij Sarawut

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Introduction Chylothorax and chylous ascites are uncommon and usually associated with trauma or neoplasms. To the best of our knowledge, constrictive pericarditis leading to chylothorax and chylous ascites in a person infected with HIV has never previously been described. Case presentation A 39-year-old Thai man was referred to our institute with progressive dyspnea, edema and abdominal distension. His medical history included HIV infection and pulmonary tuberculosis that was complicated by tuberculous pericarditis and cardiac tamponade. Upon further investigation, we found constrictive pericarditis, chylothorax and chylous ascites. A pericardiectomy was performed which resulted in gradual resolution of the ascites and chylous effusion. Conclusions Although constrictive pericarditis is an exceptionally rare cause of chylothorax and chylous ascites, it should nonetheless be considered in the differential diagnosis as a potentially reversible cause.

  20. Feasibility and Efficacy of Defatted Human Milk in the Treatment for Chylothorax After Cardiac Surgery in Infants.

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    Fogg, Kristi L; DellaValle, Diane M; Buckley, Jason R; Graham, Eric M; Zyblewski, Sinai C

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    Chylothorax is a well-described complication after cardiothoracic surgery in children. Medical nutritional therapy for chylothorax includes medium-chain triglyceride (MCT) formulas and reduction in enteral long-chain triglyceride intake to reduce chyle production. Human milk is usually eliminated from the diet of infants with chylothorax because of its high long-chain triglyceride content. However, given the immunologic properties of human milk, young infants with chylothorax may benefit from using human milk over human milk substitutes. We performed a retrospective cohort study to describe the feasibility and efficacy of defatted human milk (DHM) for the treatment for chylothorax in infants after cardiac surgery and to compare growth outcomes between infants treated with DHM (n = 14) versus MCT formula (n = 21). There were no differences in mortality or length of hospital stay between the DHM and MCT formula treatment groups. The DHM treatment group had a significantly higher weight-for-age z-score at hospital discharge compared to the MCT formula group with median z-scores of -1 (-2 to 0.5) and -1.5 (-2 to 0), respectively (p = 0.02). In infants with chylothorax after cardiac surgery, DHM is a safe and feasible medical nutritional treatment and may have potential benefits for improved nutrition and growth.

  1. Feasibility and Efficacy of Defatted Human Milk in the Treatment for Chylothorax After Cardiac Surgery in Infants.

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    Fogg, Kristi L; DellaValle, Diane M; Buckley, Jason R; Graham, Eric M; Zyblewski, Sinai C

    2016-08-01

    Chylothorax is a well-described complication after cardiothoracic surgery in children. Medical nutritional therapy for chylothorax includes medium-chain triglyceride (MCT) formulas and reduction in enteral long-chain triglyceride intake to reduce chyle production. Human milk is usually eliminated from the diet of infants with chylothorax because of its high long-chain triglyceride content. However, given the immunologic properties of human milk, young infants with chylothorax may benefit from using human milk over human milk substitutes. We performed a retrospective cohort study to describe the feasibility and efficacy of defatted human milk (DHM) for the treatment for chylothorax in infants after cardiac surgery and to compare growth outcomes between infants treated with DHM (n = 14) versus MCT formula (n = 21). There were no differences in mortality or length of hospital stay between the DHM and MCT formula treatment groups. The DHM treatment group had a significantly higher weight-for-age z-score at hospital discharge compared to the MCT formula group with median z-scores of -1 (-2 to 0.5) and -1.5 (-2 to 0), respectively (p = 0.02). In infants with chylothorax after cardiac surgery, DHM is a safe and feasible medical nutritional treatment and may have potential benefits for improved nutrition and growth. PMID:27090650

  2. Effects of tolvaptan on congestive heart failure complicated with chylothorax in a neonate.

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    Sato, Nikiko; Sugiura, Tokio; Nagasaki, Rika; Suzuki, Kazutaka; Ito, Koichi; Kato, Takenori; Inukai, Sachiko; Saitoh, Shinji

    2015-10-01

    Tolvaptan is an oral vasopressin type 2 receptor antagonist that can be used for heart failure patients with hyponatremia or symptomatic congestion. Although the effects of tolvaptan in adults have been well documented, only limited information is available in children. The case of a neonate with congestive heart failure complicated with chylothorax after palliative surgery for transposition of the great arteries treated with tolvaptan is reported. Slow up-titration to 0.1 mg/kg successfully increased urine output and improved refractory congestive heart failure without hypernatremia. Subsequently, bodyweight and chylothorax decreased gradually. Moreover, the use of tolvaptan reduced the dosage of furosemide. Tolvaptan could be an alternative drug for neonates with congestive heart failure. Further large studies are needed to confirm the efficacy and identify the appropriate dose of tolvaptan in neonates.

  3. Staphylococcal Scalded-Skin Syndrome Complicating Wound Infection in a Preterm Infant with Postoperative Chylothorax

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    Peters, Bjoern; Hentschel, Juliane; Mau, Harald; Halle, Elke; Witte, Wolfgang; Obladen, Michael

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    The course of infection in a 3-week-old premature newborn suffering from extensive dermatitis with flaccid blisters is described. Staphylococcus aureus was recovered from a local wound infection around a chest tube inserted to drain a postoperative chylothorax. The strain isolated tested positive for the eta gene for exfoliative toxin A, the causative agent of staphylococcal scalded-skin syndrome (SSSS). In this case, prematurity and loss of chylus with consecutive lymphopenia may have contributed to development of SSSS. PMID:9738069

  4. Hepatitis A Associated with Chylothorax: An Uncommon Presentation of a Common Infection.

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    Mehta, Kayur; Shinde, Supriya; Rego, Sylvan; Shet, Anita

    2015-12-01

    Extra-hepatic manifestations have seldom been described with hepatitis A, which usually manifests as mild hepatic dysfunction. We report a 3-year-old boy presenting with 3 days of fever, vomiting, abdominal distention and scleral icterus. On examination, he had tachypnea, hepatosplenomegaly, ascites and right-sided pleural effusion. A diagnostic pleural tap yielded a milky, lymphocyte-predominant exudative aspirate, with pleural fluid triglycerides of 175 mg/dl, suggestive of chylothorax. Serology for anti-HAV IgM was positive in both blood and pleural fluid. The massive effusion causing collapse of the underlying lung was drained by tube thoracostomy, which was followed by complete resolution within 2 weeks. This is the first reported case of chylothorax associated with hepatitis A infection. This report highlights that pleural effusion associated with hepatitis A infection is usually a benign, self-limiting condition which should be considered in the differential diagnosis of pleural effusion or chylothorax in a patient with acute viral hepatitis.

  5. Localization of chyle leakage site in postoperative chylothorax by oral administration of I-123 BMIPP.

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    Sugiura, Kimihiko; Tanabe, Yoshio; Ogawa, Toshihide; Tokushima, Takeshi

    2005-10-01

    The authors present a 71-year-old woman who had a right chylothorax after right upper lobectomy for lung cancer. As the chylothorax was considered to be due to thoracic duct injury at the time of operation, lymphoscintigraphy was performed by oral administration of I-123 beta-methyl-iodophenyl pentadecanoic acid (BMIPP). After visualization of the stomach and intestine, abnormal accumulation of the radiotracer was found initially around the right pulmonary hilum and then spread laterally in the upper pleural cavity, indicating chyle leakage in the region of the right pulmonary hilum. Scintigraphic finding was well correlated with the subsequent thoracoscopic observation, showing chyle leakage from a lymphatic tributary near its confluence to the thoracic duct at the level of the azygos continuation. The disruption site was ligated by video-assisted-thoracoscopic-surgery procedure with successful termination of the chyle leakage. Lymphoscintigraphy by oral administration of I-123 BMIPP is thought to be a useful method for localization of chyle leakage in patients with chylothorax induced by thoracic surgery. PMID:16363625

  6. [The Use of Octreotide Acetate in the Management of Refractory Chylothorax Following Surgical Treatment for Lung Cancer].

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    Kawakami, Toru; Ishida, Itaru; Sugawara, Takafumi; Oura, Hiroyuki

    2016-06-01

    A 78-year-old man underwent right upper lobectomy with systemic lymph node dissection for lung cancer. On the 1st operative day, chylothorax was suspected by a large amount of yellowish-white fluid through the chest tubes. In spite of stopping the oral intake as a conservative therapy, a lot of chylous drainage was continued, and we chose surgical treatment at day 7 after operation, however, chylous discharge did not decrease significantly. Finally we decided to try octreotide administration subcutaneously. After continuous subcutaneous infusion of octreotide, the amount of chylous discharge was reduced dramatically. Then we have done 2 times of pleurodesis with OK-432. The chest tubes were removed at day 17 after the 2nd operation, and the chylothorax was improved. It was suggested that octreotide administration was a highly effective therapy against postoperative refractory chylothorax. PMID:27246125

  7. Transjugular Intrahepatic Portosystemic Shunt for Treatment of Cirrhosis-related Chylothorax and Chylous Ascites: Single-institution Retrospective Experience

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    Kikolski, Steven G., E-mail: skikolski@ucsd.edu; Aryafar, Hamed, E-mail: haryafar@ucsd.edu; Rose, Steven C., E-mail: scrose@ucsd.edu [University of California San Diego Health Sciences, Department of Radiology (United States); Roberts, Anne C., E-mail: acroberts@ucsd.edu [University of California San Diego Health Sciences, Department of Vascular and Interventional Radiology (United States); Kinney, Thomas B., E-mail: tbkinney@ucsd.edu [University of California San Diego Health Sciences, Department of Radiology (United States)

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    PurposeTo investigate the efficacy and safety of the use of transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS) creation to treat cirrhosis-related chylous collections (chylothorax and chylous ascites).MethodsWe retrospectively reviewed data from four patients treated for refractory cirrhosis-related chylous collections with TIPS at our institution over an 8 year period.ResultsOne patient had chylothorax, and three patients had concomitant chylothorax and chylous ascites. There were no major complications, and the only procedure-related complications occurred in two patients who had mild, treatable hepatic encephalopathy. All patients had improvement as defined by decreased need for thoracentesis or paracentesis, with postprocedure follow-up ranging from 19 to 491 days.ConclusionTIPS is a safe procedure that is effective in the treatment of cirrhosis-related chylous collections.

  8. Rare case of massive congenital bilateral chylothorax in a hydropic fetus with true mosaicism 47,XXX/46,XX.

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    Cremonini, Giorgio; Poggi, Alice; Capucci, Roberta; Vesce, Fortunato; Patella, Alfredo; Marci, Roberto

    2014-01-01

    Fetal congenital chylothorax is a rare condition that occurs sporadically or can be associated with abnormal karyotype or structural chromosomal anomalies. We report a unique case of fetal congenital bilateral chylothorax associated with mosaicism 47,XXX/46,XX. A female fetus affected by massive bilateral hydrothorax and ascites was diagnosed at 34(+1) weeks of gestation. Previous ultrasonographic exams were completely normal. Immune causes of hydrops were excluded. Elective cesarean section was performed soon after bilateral thoracocentesis. The analysis of drained pleural fluid revealed its lymphatic nature. The fetal karyotyping, performed on chorionic villi at the 11th week, had shown mosaicism 47,XXX/46,XX, later confirmed in the newborn's blood. We hypothesized that chylothorax may be part of the phenotypic spectrum of 47 XXX karyotype and we suggest an ultrasound follow-up of the fetus at closer intervals than the routine timing for this condition, even if it is not usually characterized by severe phenotypic features.

  9. Evaluation of mesenteric lymphangiography and thoracic duct ligation in cats with chylothorax: 19 cases (1987-1992)

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    Mesenteric lymphangiography and thoracic duct ligation were performedon 19 cats with chylothorax between 1987 to 1992. Chylothorax was diagnosed on the basis of detection of chylomicrons in the pleural effusion or determination of a cholesterol concentration:triglyceride concentration ratio of 12 months after surgery. Four cats died between 2 and 13 days after thoracic duct ligation, but pleural effusion had resolved in 3 of these 4 cats at the time of death. Five cats were euthanatized 8 to 36 days after surgery because of persistent chylous effusion after thoracic duct ligation

  10. Chylothorax after Primary Repair of Esophageal Atresia with Tracheo-esophageal Fistula: Successful Management by Biological Fibrin Glue

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    Anjan K Dhua

    2012-08-01

    Full Text Available A neonate, who had undergone primary repair of esophageal atresia with trachea-esophageal fistula, developed right pleural effusion in the postoperative period. It was initially misdiagnosed as an anastomotic leak, but later confirmed to be chylothorax. Conservative treatment failed. Application of biological fibrin glue (sealant on the mediastinum through a thoracotomy was curative.

  11. New Combined Medical Treatment With Etilefrine and Octreotide for Chylothorax After Esophagectomy: A Case Report and Review of the Literature.

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    Ohkura, Yu; Ueno, Masaki; Iizuka, Toshiro; Haruta, Shusuke; Tanaka, Tsuyoshi; Udagawa, Harushi

    2015-12-01

    Postoperative chylothorax is a rare but well-known complication of general thoracic surgery. Medical treatment of chylothorax was reported in the past, but there is still considerable controversy on the appropriate management strategies.Two patients with esophageal cancer underwent esophagectomy, 2-field lymph node dissection, and resection of thoracic duct together with ileocolic reconstruction via the retrosternal route at our hospital. Chylothorax developed on the 32nd postoperative day (POD) in 1 patient and the 12th POD in the other, manifesting as a change in the character of thoracic drainage to turbid white. Both were immediately started on octreotide (300 μg/ day) and etilefrine (120 mg/day). When the amount of pleural effusion decreased to writing.In this report, we demonstrated the clinical efficacy of etilefrine for the management of postesophagectomy chylothorax. New medical treatment options for this condition are now broad and the usefulness of combined therapy consisting of a sclerosing agent, etilefrine, and octreotide is underscored, regardless of the status of the thoracic duct. PMID:26656358

  12. [Thoracic duct collaterals of lymphatic and pulmonary origin. Anatomy and chylothorax after pulmonary surgery].

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    Riquet, M; Hidden, G; Debesse, B

    1989-01-01

    Dye injection of lung segments reveals the existence of lymphatic drainage of the lungs generally into cervical venous confluents and more rarely into the arch of the thoracic duct in the neck and also occasionally into the thoracic duct in the mediastinum. Direct drainage of the lymph into the thoracic duct was observed in 10 cases out of a series of 589 injections of lung segments in adult cadavers. In one half of cases, the thoracic duct was injected from the left suprabronchial lymph node chain, the origin of the left recurrent chain, and in one quarter of cases from the lateral anteroposterior right major azygos and left azygo-aortic lymph node chains, not recognised by the classical authors. More rarely, direct lymphatic collaterals drained certain segments of the lower lobes into the thoracic duct via the triangular ligament. Analysis of cases of chylothorax occurring after lung resection and observed in the authors' department or in the literature reveals that most of them can be attributed to a chyle leak from one of these pulmonary lymph collaterals. These pathways are probably also involved in the development of medical or idiopathic chylothorax. PMID:2686514

  13. Lymphangiopathy in neurofibromatosis 1 manifesting with chylothorax, pericardial effusion, and leg edema

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    Full Text Available Josef Finsterer,1 Claudia Stollberger,2 Elisabeth Stubenberger,3 Sasan Tschakoschian4 1Krankenanstalt Rudolfstiftung, Vienna, Austria; 2Medical Department, Krankenanstalt Rudolfstiftung, Vienna, Austria; 3Thoracic Surgery Department, Vienna, Austria; 4Interne Lungenabt, Vienna, Austria Background: This case report documents the affliction of the lymph vessels as a phenotypic feature of neurofibromatosis-1 (NF-1. Methodology: Routine transthoracic echocardiography, computed tomography scan of the thorax, magnetic resonance angiography of the renal arteries, and conventional digital subtraction angiography were applied. Comprehensive NF-1 mutation analysis was carried out by fluorescence in situ hybridization analysis, long-range reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction, and multiple-ligation probe assay. All other investigations were performed using routine, well-established techniques. Results: The subject is a 34-year-old, half-Chinese male; NF-1 was suspected at age 15 years for the first time. His medical history included preterm birth, mild facial dysmorphism, "café au lait" spots, subcutaneous and paravertebral fibromas, multifocal tachycardia, atrial fibrillation, and heart failure in early infancy. Noncalcified bone fibromas in the femur and tibia were detected at age 8 years. Surgical right leg lengthening was carried out at age 11 years. Bilateral renal artery stenosis, stenosis and aneurysm of the superior mesenteric artery, and an infrarenal aortic stenosis were detected at age 15 years. Leg edema and ectasia of the basilar artery were diagnosed at age 18 years. After an episode with an erysipela at age 34 years, he developed pericardial and pleural effusion during a 4-month period. Stenosis of the left subclavian vein at the level of thoracic duct insertion was detected. After repeated pleural punctures, pleural effusion was interpreted as chylothorax. Reduction of lymph fluid production by diet and injection of talcum into

  14. Manejo nutricional en esofagectom a complicada por quilotrax Nutritional management of esophagectomy complicated by chylothorax

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    Lucía Llames

    2009-09-01

    Full Text Available La nutrición perioperatoria en cirugía mayor del tracto digestivo es un pilar básico dentro de la terapéutica de estos pacientes; considerando que un elevado porcentaje presenta malnutrición en el periodo preoperatorio y que es bien conocida la correlación entre la ingesta preoperatoria inadecuada y la aparición de complicaciones. Se presenta a continuación un caso clínico de sexo femenino a quien se realizó esofagectomía, que evolucionó con quilotorax en postoperatorio; y se describe el manejo nutricional que se llevó a cabo. El quilotorax, que es una complicación poco frecuente, tiene una mortalidad no despreciable debido a que produce alteraciones nutricionales, inmunológicas y de los fluidos corporales. El tratamiento adecuado es controvertido. Los principios del tratamiento conservador son reducir el flujo de quilo, drenar la cavidad pleural, prevenir las complicaciones sépticas y aportar nutrición enteral con triglicéridos de cadena media que van directamente al sistema porta o nutrición parenteral.Perioperative nutrition in digestive tract surgery (esophagectomy is a basic pillar as regards therapeutic measures, considering a high percentage of affected patients have preoperative malnutrition and since the correlation between inadequate preoperative intake and postoperative complications is widely known. Chylothorax is an unusual complication; it has a considerable mortality rate due to nutritional, immunological and body fluids alterations. Although the appropriate treatment is controversial, traditional principles in this treatment consist in reducing chyle flow, draining the pleural cavity, preventing sepsis complications and providing enteral nutrition with medium chain triglycerides (MCT, which go directly to the portal system. Total parenteral nutrition is the option when oral/enteral nutrition has failed. In this paper, a clinical case is introduced where a woman had esophagectomy which evolved into chylothorax

  15. Fístula linfática após tratamento cirúrgico de síndrome do desfiladeiro torácico à direita Chylothorax after surgical treatment of right-sided thoracic outlet syndrome

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    Luiz Felipe Lopes Araujo

    2009-04-01

    Full Text Available A fístula linfática como complicação de correção de síndrome do desfiladeiro torácico é um evento muito raro. Relatamos um caso de fístula linfática à direita e apresentamos uma breve revisão do tratamento de quilotórax pós-cirúrgico.Chylothorax as a complication of the surgical treatment of thoracic outlet syndrome is a quite rare event. We report a case of right-sided chylothorax and present a brief review on the treatment of postoperative chylothorax.

  16. Salmonella Enteritidis Empyema Preceding the Diagnosis of Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma and Subsequent Contralateral Chylothorax Treated with Radiolabeled Rituximab

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    Syed Ali

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    Full Text Available Salmonella infection is common, but pleural involvement has rarely been reported. Only seven cases of Salmonella enteritidis pleural empyema have been reported; all had an associated preexisting underlying immunosuppresion or malignancy. We report the case of an apparently healthy man who developed S. enteritidis empyema. On further follow-up and surveillance, he eventually presented with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma and a contralateral recurrent chylothorax. The latter was successfully controlled with radiolabeled rituximab, which has never been described for the above purpose in literature before.

  17. Quilotórax bilateral masivo en postoperatorio de gastrectomía subtotal Bilateral chylothorax after gastric surgery

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    2005-12-01

    Full Text Available Quilotórax es el acúmulo de linfa en la cavidad pleural por obstrucción o rotura del conducto torácico. La etiología más frecuente es la neoplásica; se relaciona también con traumatismos y iatrogénica. Se presenta el caso de una mujer de 76 años con quilotórax bilateral, predominantemente derecho, durante el postoperatorio de una gastrectomía subtotal. Debutó con clínica de insuficiencia respiratoria y la evolución fue favorable sin precisar tratamiento reparador quirúrgico.Chylothorax is a lymphatic effusion of chylous in the pleural space due to thoracic duct obstruction or injury. The most frequent aetiology is cancer; it is also related to chest trauma and iatrogenic. We describe the case of bilateral chylothorax in a 76-year-old woman, right predominant, during the post-operational phase of gastric surgery. This presented itself with respiratory insufficiency and tachycardia without initial haemodynamic compromise. It presented a favourable evolution after conservative treatment, cessation of oral intake and TPN and chest tube during 10 to 14 days.

  18. Surgical treatment of iatrogenic chylothorax%医源性乳糜胸的外科治疗

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    方震宇; 夏军; 彭涛; 罗彬; 黄杰; 康敢军; 程邦昌

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    Objective To investigate the optimal, surgical indications, approaches and procedures for iatrogenic chylothorax. Methods The clinical data of 46 cases with operative chylothorax after thoracic surgery were analyzed, including 36 cases of mid-upper esophageal cancer,6 cases of lung cancer,3 cases of mediastinal tumor and 1 case of adult patent ductus arteriosus. On the 6th ~41st day after surgery, all patients were reoperated to ligature the thoracic duct trunk or suture the leakage site, 3 cases underwent a third thoracotomy. Results Forty-four patients were cured(95. 6%),the complication rate was 43. 5% , and 2 patients died(4. 4%). Forty cases were followed up for 1 ~ 3 years and there was no recurrent chylothorax. Conclusion Re-operation should be performed in cases of iatrogenic chylothorax following recent post - thoracic surgery with conservative treatment, in which 24-hour chest drainage is > 1500 ml for 3 days, with no reduction trend. The right thoracic approach iss the first choice for the surgery because it could clearly reveal the thoracic duct trunk. In very extreme cases which fail the reoperation,the lariat and thoracic aorta could be dissociated through the left thoracic approach, and the missing thoracic duct could be revealed and ligated in the area between aorta and vertebra. The optimal approaches are the ligation of thoracic duct above the diaphragm and the suture of massive tissue. Surgeons should try their best to find and suture the chyle fistula.%目的 探讨医源性乳糜胸的最佳手术时机、径路和术式.方法 分析46例胸内脏器近期手术后并发乳糜胸的临床资料,含食管中上段癌36例,肺癌6例,纵隔肿瘤3例,成人动脉导管未闭症1例.术后6~41d,经再次开胸行胸导管主干结扎或漏口缝扎;另有3例行第三次开胸手术.结果 治愈44例(95.6%),发生并发症20例,并发症率43.5%,死亡2例(4.4%).随访获40例,随访时间1~3年,均未有乳糜胸复发.结论 胸内

  19. Long-term success of endovascular treatment of benign superior vena cava occlusion with chylothorax and chylopericardium

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    Veroux, Pierfrancesco; Veroux, Massimiliano; Bonanno, Maria Giovanna; Tumminelli, Maria Giuseppina [Department of Surgery and Transplantation, University Hospital, Via S. Sofia, 78, 95123 Catania (Italy); Baggio, Elda [Department of Surgery and Gastroenterological Sciences, University Hospital of Verona (Italy); Petrillo, Giuseppe [Department of Radiology, University Hospital, Via S. Sofia, 78, 95123 Catania (Italy)

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    The most likely etiology of benign obstruction of the superior vena cava (SVC) include fibrosing mediastinitis and iatrogenic etiologies such as sclerosis and obstruction caused by pacemakers and central venous catheter. Percutaneous stenting of SVC has been used with success both in malignant and benign superior vena cava syndrome; however, long-term follow-up of endovascular procedures is not well known. We present a case of a patient with complete occlusion of SVC of benign etiology, presenting dramatically with bilateral chylothorax and chylopericardium with cardiac tamponade, who underwent successful vena caval revascularization with thrombolytic therapy and placement of self-expanding metallic stent. The 42-month follow-up could encourage endovascular procedures even in SVC syndrome of benign etiology. (orig.)

  20. Quilotórax espontâneo associado a atividade física leve Spontaneous chylothorax associated with light physical activity

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    José Carlos Miranda Torrejais

    2006-12-01

    Full Text Available O quilotórax ocorre quando há ruptura, laceração ou obstrução do ducto torácico, com liberação de quilo no espaço pleural. Pode acontecer em malformações linfáticas congênitas, linfomas, tumores de mediastino, doenças infecciosas, procedimentos cirúrgicos, traumas automobilísticos, ou ser idiopático. Apresenta sinais clínicos de dispnéia, hipotensão, edema generalizado e cianose. O diagnóstico geralmente é feito por toracocentese e o tratamento é conservador. O quilotórax espontâneo é uma condição incomum de derrame pleural, e somente é hipótese diagnóstica após a exclusão das demais causas. Descrevemos um caso de quilotórax espontâneo associado a atividade física leve em academia de ginástica.Chylothorax occurs when there is rupture, laceration or obstruction of the thoracic duct, resulting in the release of chyle into the pleural space. Chylothorax can occur in cases of congenital lymphatic malformation, lymphoma, mediastinal tumor and infectious disease, as well as during surgical procedures and after traffic accident-related trauma. It can also be idiopathic. The condition presents clinical signs of dyspnea, hypotension, generalized edema and cyanosis. The diagnosis is usually made through thoracocentesis, and the treatment is conservative. Spontaneous chylothorax is an uncommon form of pleural effusion, and its diagnosis should be hypothesized only after all other causes have been ruled out. Herein, we describe a case of spontaneous chylothorax associated with light physical activity at a fitness center.

  1. Soporte nutricional y tratamiento con octreótido del quilotórax Nutritional support and treatment of chylothorax with octreotide

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    M. Sirvent Ochando

    2010-02-01

    Full Text Available Los pacientes con quilotórax presentan un riesgo elevado de malnutrición, dado que la pérdida continuada de quilo conlleva un deterioro importante del estado nutricional. Su tratamiento, inicialmente conservador, incluye medidas dietéticas y fármacos como el octreótido que disminuyen su débito. En este trabajo se presenta el caso de un paciente con quilotórax tratado mediante drenaje pleural, nutrición parenteral y octreótido, y se revisa cuál es el soporte nutricional más adecuado, así como la eficacia y seguridad de octreótido en quilotórax. Los tipos de intervención nutricional que pueden realizarse son: dieta baja en grasas suplementada con triglicéridos de cadena media (MCT, NE exenta de grasas o con alto porcentaje de MCT y nutrición parenteral. No existe consenso sobre qué medida es la más adecuada. Encontramos pocos estudios comparativos, estando basada la bibliografía en casos o series de casos. Hay autores que consideran la nutrición parenteral de primera elección, mientras que otros recomiendan empezar con una dieta específica y limitar el uso del soporte parenteral a casos concretos. La nutrición parenteral debe cubrir las necesidades del paciente además de compensar las pérdidas proteicas y energéticas que se producen en el quilotórax. El empleo de emulsiones lipídicas no está contraindicado ya que no acceden al sistema linfático. En cuanto a la NE, las fórmulas pueden ser con bajo contenido lipídico o exentas de lípidos. No hay acuerdo respecto al momento de su inicio un vez que el drenaje quiloso va disminuyendo. Existen casos y series de casos que indican que el empleo de octreótido en quilotórax parece seguro y efectivo. No existe consenso sobre el momento de iniciar el tratamiento, la dosis más adecuada, la duración de la terapia y el momento de su suspensión.Patients with chylothorax present a high risk for malnourishment since continuous loss of chylo leads to a significant impairment

  2. Nursing caring 3 cases of adolescents complicated by postoperative chylothorax after serious scoliosis correction surgery%3例青少年严重脊柱侧弯矫形术后并发乳糜胸的护理

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    李婷; 王文妍

    2015-01-01

    乳糜胸(chylothorax)是脊柱外科的少见并发症,若忽视可致严重后果。笔者回顾了3例青少年严重脊柱侧弯矫形术后并发乳糜胸的护理方法。通过术后采取半卧位及保护脊柱凸侧切口处皮肤等护理措施可明显提高乳糜胸的治疗效果。%Chylothorax is a rare complication in spine surgery, neglect can cause serious consequences. This paper reviewed the nursing methods for 3 cases of adolescents complicated by postoperative chylothorax after serious scoliosis correction surgery. Through taking measures, e.g. semireclining position and protecting skins at cutting edge, etc, treatment effect could be obviously enhanced.

  3. Nontraumatic chylothorax: Revisited

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    Banerjee Debasish

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available A 2-month-old girl came with breathlessness of 5 days′ duration. Clinical examination and plain chest radiograph showed it to be pleural effusion. On sonographically guided aspiration, the effusion fluid was found to be chyle. Introduction of intercostal thoracic drainage tube and antibiotics helped the baby to recover. It is mainly the role of nutritional support in the form of using medium-chain-triglyceride-containing feed, which is discussed in details in the case report. There was no need of any surgery.

  4. 胸腔镜食管癌术前口服脂肪乳预防乳糜胸的临床研究%Oral administration of intralipid before esophagectomy by VATS for esophageal cancer prevents chylothorax

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    杨冉; 韩金利; 张卫民; 侯建彬

    2015-01-01

    Objective To explore whether preoperative oral administration of intralipid can decrease the rate of postoperative chylothorax in patients with esophageal cancer.Methods 458 patients with esophageal cancer undergoing esophagectomy by VATS (Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery) were analyzed and studied;among which,218 orally taking 250 ml intralipid 8 hours before the operation were set as an experimental group and the other 240 routinely prepared as a control group.The surgical procedure was McKeown operation by VATS or thoractomy if necessary.430 cases were failed VATS,and 28 cases were converted to open thoractomy.Thoracic duct ligation was performed for all the cases during the operation.The sex,age,location of the tumor,T stage,histologic types,surgical procedures,length of hospital stay,incidence of postoperative chylothorax,and other complications of both groups were calculated.Results There were no statistical differences in basic clinical features between these 2 groups.The incidence rate of postoperative chylothorax was lower in the experimental group than in the control group (0.92% vs.5.42%,P<0.01).2 cases of postoperative chylothorax in the experimental group were cured by conservative treatment;however,5 of the 13 cases of postoperative chylothorax in the control group were cured by conservative treatment and needed to be surgically treated,and 1 case died from lung infection and respiratory failure after the second surgery.There was no statistical difference in other postoperative complications between the 2 groups(P>0.05).Conclusions Oral administration of intralipid before esophagectomy for patients with esophageal cancer can make the thoracic duct filled with chyle,minimize the risk of iatrogenic injury,easily find the chylothorax,and lower the incidence of postoperative chylothorax.%目的 探讨食管癌患者术前口服脂肪乳能否降低术后乳糜胸发生率.方法 分析研究458例行胸腔镜手术

  5. Concomitancia de quilotórax y quiloascitis, caso clínico y revisión de la literatura: CASE REPORT AND REVIEW COMBINED OCURRENCE OF CHYLOTHORAX AND CHYLOUS ASCITES

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    Mónica Zagolín B

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    Full Text Available Se presenta el caso de un hombre de 69 años, etílico crónico, diabético, con antecedentes de cirrosis hepática y colecistectomía. Ingresó por cuadro de ascitis y derrame pleural izquierdo masivo asociado a insuficiencia respiratoria. El estudio de ambos fluidos fue categórico para el diagnóstico de quilotórax y quiloascitis. No había antecedentes traumáticos ni de neoplasia conocida. El estudio de imágenes fue negativo para cáncer. El paciente egresó en relativas buenas condiciones luego de terapia depletiva y evacuadora parcial de ambos derrames, con franco alivio de la disnea. Se prescribió régimen oral libre de grasas. El paciente reingresó un mes después en falla respiratoria secundaria a neumonía grave sin lograr recuperarse. El informe de la autopsia reveló una lesión del conducto torácico a nivel abdominal posiblemente relacionado a la cirugía previa. La asociación de quilotórax y quiloascitis es extraordinariamente infrecuente, generalmente asociada a traumatismos, neoplasias o complicaciones postoperatorias, aunque ocasionalmente puede deberse a cirrosis hepática, insuficiencia cardíaca y síndrome nefróticoWe report a case of a 69-year-old man with a long standing history of alcohol abuse, liver cirrhosis, diabetes mellitus and previous cholecystectomy, who was admitted with respiratory failure associated with severe ascites and left pleural effusion. Both fluids analysis were diagnostic for chylothorax and chylous ascites. There was no history of trauma or cancer. The images study did not show any tumour in the thoracic or abdominal cavity. The patient was discharged in stable conditions after being treated with depletive therapy and partial evacuation of both effusions, with a remarkable improvement in respiratory function. He was on fat free oral regimen. One month later, the patient was readmitted with severe respiratory failure due to fatal acute bilateral pneumonia. The autopsy showed damage and a

  6. Quilotórax persistente en paciente con linfangioleiomiomatosis Persistent chylothorax in patient with lymphangioleiomyomatosis

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    2012-01-01

    La linfangioleiomiomatosis (LAM) es una enfermedad poco frecuente que afecta a mujeres en edad fértil y presenta una evolución sistémica progresiva, siendo el pulmón y los ganglios mediastínicos los órganos más afectados. La afectación pulmonar se caracteriza por disnea, derrame pleural, hemoptisis y neumotórax espontáneo, siendo el quilotórax una complicación frecuente en el curso evolutivo de esta enfermedad, produciéndose hasta en el 30% de casos. El tratamiento del quilotórax no está esta...

  7. Lymphangiopathy in neurofibromatosis 1 manifesting with chylothorax, pericardial effusion, and leg edema

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    Finsterer J; Stollberger C; Stubenberger E; Tschakoschian S

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    Josef Finsterer,1 Claudia Stollberger,2 Elisabeth Stubenberger,3 Sasan Tschakoschian4 1Krankenanstalt Rudolfstiftung, Vienna, Austria; 2Medical Department, Krankenanstalt Rudolfstiftung, Vienna, Austria; 3Thoracic Surgery Department, Vienna, Austria; 4Interne Lungenabt, Vienna, Austria Background: This case report documents the affliction of the lymph vessels as a phenotypic feature of neurofibromatosis-1 (NF-1). Methodology: Routine transthoracic echocardiography, computed tomography scan o...

  8. Atypical presentation and transabdominal treatment of chylothorax complicating esophagectomy for cancer

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    Rottoli Matteo

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Chylotorax is a relatively uncommon and difficult to treat complication after esophagectomy for cancer. We report a case of a young adult male who underwent neoadjuvant chemoradiationtherapy followed by Ivor-Lewis esophagectomy for a squamous-cell carcinoma of the distal esophagus. During the postoperative course the patient presented recurrent episodes of hemodynamic instability mimicking cardiac tamponade, secondary to compression of the left pulmonary vein and the left atrium by a mediastinal chylocele. Mediastinal drainage and ligation of the cisterna chyli and the thoracic duct was successfully performed through a transhiatal approach.

  9. Gastric signet-ring cell adenocarcinoma presenting with left arm deep-vein thrombosis and bilateral chylothorax.

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    Kayacan, Oya; Karnak, Demet; Ayşe Can, Berna; Dizbay Sak, Serpil; Beder, Sumru

    2008-10-01

    A 28-year-old housewife, a life-long nonsmoker, presented with 3 weeks of pleuritic chest pain along with swollen right leg, left arm, and left breast. Six months previously she had left subclavian vein thrombosis. On admission, bilateral supraclavicular lymphedema on right leg and left arm and breast was observed and bilateral pleural fluid, chylous exudates, was detected. Abdomen computed tomography revealed abundant ascites and right ovarian enlargement. Whole body bone scintigraphy showed bone metastases on left humerus, right femur, and pelvis. Bronchial biopsy, obtained from edematous, hyperemic-irregular mucosa, revealed a carcinoma composed of signet-ring cells with intracytoplasmic mucin. Breast biopsy also showed signet-ring cells within the lymphatics. Pleural fluid cytology showed similar malignant cells. The patient was diagnosed as gastric signet-ring cell adenocarcinoma with endobronchial, mammary, ovarian, pleural, pericardial, peritoneal, and osteal metastases. The authors recommend that deep-vein thrombosis in unusual sites deserves further evaluation for an occult malignancy. PMID:18263634

  10. Quilotórax espontâneo associado a atividade física leve Spontaneous chylothorax associated with light physical activity

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    José Carlos Miranda Torrejais; Carolina Borges Rau; João Adriano de Barros; Márcia Miranda Torrejais

    2006-01-01

    O quilotórax ocorre quando há ruptura, laceração ou obstrução do ducto torácico, com liberação de quilo no espaço pleural. Pode acontecer em malformações linfáticas congênitas, linfomas, tumores de mediastino, doenças infecciosas, procedimentos cirúrgicos, traumas automobilísticos, ou ser idiopático. Apresenta sinais clínicos de dispnéia, hipotensão, edema generalizado e cianose. O diagnóstico geralmente é feito por toracocentese e o tratamento é conservador. O quilotórax espontâneo é uma con...

  11. Concomitancia de quilotórax y quiloascitis, caso clínico y revisión de la literatura: CASE REPORT AND REVIEW COMBINED OCURRENCE OF CHYLOTHORAX AND CHYLOUS ASCITES

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    Mónica Zagolín B; Anabella Aguilera S; Mladen Vojkovic L

    2004-01-01

    Se presenta el caso de un hombre de 69 años, etílico crónico, diabético, con antecedentes de cirrosis hepática y colecistectomía. Ingresó por cuadro de ascitis y derrame pleural izquierdo masivo asociado a insuficiencia respiratoria. El estudio de ambos fluidos fue categórico para el diagnóstico de quilotórax y quiloascitis. No había antecedentes traumáticos ni de neoplasia conocida. El estudio de imágenes fue negativo para cáncer. El paciente egresó en relativas buenas condiciones luego de t...

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    Das, Animitra

    2012-02-01

    BACKGROUND: Routine care for chylothorax in neonate includes either conservative or surgical approaches. Octreotide, a somatostatin analogue, has been used for the management of patients with refractory chylothorax not responding to conservative management. OBJECTIVES: To assess the efficacy and safety of octreotide in the treatment of chylothorax in neonates. SEARCH STRATEGY: We searched the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL) (The Cochrane Library), MEDLINE and EMBASE (to March 7, 2010). We assessed the reference lists of identified trials and abstracts from the annual meetings of the Pediatric Academic Societies published in Pediatric Research (2002 to 2009) without language restrictions. SELECTION CRITERIA: We planned to include randomised or quasi-randomised controlled trials of octreotide in the treatment of congenital or acquired chylothorax in term or preterm neonates, with any dose, duration or route of administration. DATA COLLECTION AND ANALYSIS: Data on primary (amount of fluid drainage, respiratory support, mortality) and secondary outcomes (side effects) were planned to be collected and analysed using mean difference, relative risk and risk difference with 95% confidence intervals. MAIN RESULTS: No randomised controlled trials were identified. Nineteen case reports of 20 neonates with chylothorax in whom octreotide was used either subcutaneously or intravenously were identified. Fourteen case reports described successful use (resolution of chylothorax), four reported failure (no resolution) and one reported equivocal results following use of octreotide. The timing of initiation, dose, duration and frequency of doses varied markedly. Gastrointestinal intolerance and clinical presentations suggestive of necrotizing enterocolitis and transient hypothyroidism were reported as side effects. AUTHORS\\' CONCLUSIONS: No practice recommendation can be made based on the evidence identified in this review. A prospective registry of

  13. Chylous effusions

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    Tomić Ilija

    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available This paper presents 4 patients with chylothorax, and one patient with bilateral chylothorax and chyloperitoneum. The chylous effusions were of benign etiology, developed as a complication of miliary tuberculosis (1 patient, after L-2 vertebral body fracture (1 patient, and idiopathic (2 patients. The diagnosis was confirmed by the presence of chylomicrons and high content of triglycerides in the effusion, ranged 11,9-29,1 mmol/l. Lymphangiography showed multiple abnormalites of lymphatic system, the obstruction of ductus thoracicus, dilatation and convulsion of lymphatic channels, but the site of lymphatic leak was not detected. The treatment included an extended period of pleural and peritoneal drainage with total parenteral nutrition (1 patient, pleurodesis using Corynebacterium parvum (2 patients, and surgical partial parietal pleurectomy with continous drainage (1 patient. The treatment was successful in all patients.

  14. [Chylous effusions].

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    Tomić, Ilija; Plavec, Goran; Karlicić, Vukojica; Spasić, Vulèta; Rusović, Sinisa; Stanić, Vojkan; Cvijanović, Vlado; Ristanović, Aleksandar

    2003-01-01

    This paper presents 4 patients with chylothorax, and one patient with bilateral chylothorax and chyloperitoneum. The chylous effusions were of benign etiology, developed as a complication of miliary tuberculosis (1 patient), after L-2 vertebral body fracture (1 patient), and idiopathic (2 patients). The diagnosis was confirmed by the presence of chylomicrons and high content of triglycerides in the effusion, ranged 11.9-29.1 mmol/l. Lymphangiography showed multiple abnormalities of lymphatic system, the obstruction of ductus thoracicus, dilatation and convulsion of lymphatic channels, but the site of lymphatic leak was not detected. The treatment included an extended period of pleural and peritoneal drainage with total parenteral nutrition (1 patient), pleurodesis using Corynebacterium parvum (2 patients), and surgical partial parietal pleurectomy with continuous drainage (1 patient). The treatment was successful in all patients. PMID:14608841

  15. Magnetic Resonance Imaging Findings in Diffuse Lymphangiomatosis: Neuroradiological Manifestations

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    Ozturk, A.; Yousem, D.M. [Russell H. Morgan Dept. of Radiology and Radiological Science, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD (United States)

    2007-07-15

    We report magnetic resonance (MR) findings in a patient with histologically proven lymphangiomatosis with a history of chylothorax, diffuse lung infiltrates, spinal involvement, cystic lesions of the mediastinum, and mesentery thickening. The patient also had diffuse infiltration of the right brachial plexus, with similar imaging findings as the spinal lesions. Although osseous and extraosseous involvement may be seen frequently with lymphangiomatosis, involvement of the brachial plexus has not been previously reported.

  16. Bilateral agenesis of the superior vena cava associated with congenital hydrothorax.

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    Römer, S; Opgen-Rhein, B; Chaoui, R; Scheer, I; Czernik, C; Obladen, M

    2006-11-01

    Agenesis of the superior vena cava is a rare anomaly that is generally asymptomatic in the neonate. We report a male neonate with bilateral (total) agenesis of the superior vena cava with obstructed thoracic duct and subsequent congenital hydrothorax, anomalies that were detected by prenatal ultrasound at 25 weeks' gestation. The cardiac anomaly was confirmed by postnatal magnetic resonance angiography. The chylothorax disappeared with conservative therapy.

  17. Neonatal chylothorax:a case report and literature review%新生儿乳糜胸1例并文献复习

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    张慧; 贺金峰; 苏雅洁; 李龙

    2014-01-01

    Objective To report a case of neonatal chylothorax and review the related literature to help clinical diagnosis and treatment. Method The clinical data of one neonatal chylothorax child and the related literature were collected and analyzed. Result The infant was a boy whose principal clinical manifestations were cough and significant dyspnea. He was diagnosed as neonatal chylothorax by thoracentesis with the drainage of chylopleura. The treatment by antibiotics,albumin and parenteral nutrition is ineffective to him,however surgery is not an application. Conclusion The treatment of neonatal chylothorax is difficult,so the aggressive diagnosis and treatment are important.%目的:报道1例新生儿乳糜胸并复习文献,以提高对该病的认识和临床诊疗水平。方法对1例确诊为新生儿乳糜胸临床资料及治疗情况进行总结,并结合文献资料进行分析。结果患儿男孩,以咳嗽及呼吸困难为主要临床表现,行胸腔穿刺引流出乳糜样物确诊为新生儿乳糜胸,通过抗生素,白蛋白及肠外营养等支持治疗后效果欠佳,但未能进行外科治疗。结论新生儿乳糜胸治疗难度大,需积极明确诊断并治疗。

  18. Lymphangioleiomyomatosis

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    Background. Lymphangioleiomyomatosis is a rare disease of unknown origin, which affects women in their reproductive period. It is characterised by non-neoplastic proliferation of atypical smooth muscle cells in the lung parenchyma, lymphatic vessels and mediastinal and abdominal lymph nodes. The most common presenting symptoms are spontaneous pneumothorax, dyspnea, hemoptysis and chylothorax. Conclusions. High-resolution computed tomography (HRCT) and open lung biopsy followed by the immunohistologic studies are two diagnostic procedures with which diagnosis can be confirmed. Various treatment modalities are applied, particularly hormonal therapy, though their efficacy remain unknown. The prognosis of patients is bad. (author)

  19. Iatrogenic causes of large pleural fluid collections in the premature infant: Ultrasonic and radiographic findings

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    Ten cases of large pleural collections, all of which were iatrogenically induced in premature infants, are presented. There were five instances of hypopharyngeal tears communicating with the right pleural space, three of chylothorax secondary to superior vena caval obstruction in patients undergoing total parenteral nutrition catheterization (TPN), and two of direct erosion by and inferior vena caval TPN catheter into the pleural space. Ultrasonography was most helpful in detecting these pleural collections. It is important to recognize the presence of pleural fluid in these infants as a marker of iatrogenic injury. (orig.)

  20. Lymphoscintigraphy SPECT/CT: Instrumental Navigator in Repair of Thoracic Duct Injury

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    Abaziz, Aini; Yusop, Syahrir M. [Universiti Kabangsaan Malaysia Medical Centre, Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia); Tahir, Mohd Fadzil Mohd; Lim, Yew Cheng [Gleneagles Intan Medical Centre, Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia); Gallowitsch, Hans-Jurgen [Nuclear Medicine and PETCT Centre, Klagenfurt (Australia)

    2016-06-15

    A 25-year-old female underwent resection of a large mediastinal tumour which was complicated by copious chylothorax, being worse on the left side. Minimally-in-vasive video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) via a left-sided approach was performed and the severed ends of the thoracic duct were ligated. This only achieved temporary reduction of the amount of chylothorax, leading to a second attempt to repair the persistent leak. This prompted the surgeon to take a different approach from the previous two attempts. It was deemed too risky and potentially futile to further attempt to go after the leakage sites bilaterally. Hence, the surgeon performed a right thoracotomy to ligate the thoracic duct proximal to the leakage sites at the aortic hiatus. this successfully stopped the leak permanently. Planar lymphoscintigraphy lacks accurate anatomical depiction which SPECT-CT could offer. Conversely, anatomical imaging failed to locate the site of the leak. SPECT/CT Lymphoscintigraphy overcomes the limitation of either imaging alone, and has been reported to be valuable in documenting and depicting sites of injury. In this case, the SPECT-CT depiction and confirmation of bilateral leakage sites was pivotal in guiding the surgeon to take a different approach and achieve a permanent solution to the persistent chloroethoxy.

  1. Magnetic resonance imaging of the fetus in congenital intrathoracic disorders: preliminary observations

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    Liu Xiang; Ashtari, M.; Leonidas, J.C. [Dept. of Radiology, Schneider Children' s Hospital, Long Island Jewish Medical Center, NY (United States); Chan Ying [Fetal-Maternal Medicine, Schneider Children' s Hospital, Long Island Jewish Medical Center, and the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, NY (United States)

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    Background and objective. Advances in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) provide high-quality images of the intrathoracic organs. We studied the ability of MRI to define spatial relationships of the fetal lungs and measured lung volume in two cases of congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH), one of severe oligohydramnios secondary to bilateral cystic renal dysplasia and one case of prenatal chylothorax. Patients and methods. We performed pelvic MRI using single-shot fast spin echo (SSFSE) pulse sequence in four pregnant women referred because of abnormal prenatal ultrasound (US) findings associated with pulmonary hypoplasia. Results. The exact anatomic position of the contents of the hernia in CDH, including the position of the liver, was better defined with MRI. Pleural effusions were identified as well as the renal abnormality in the case of oligohydramnios. Lung volume was measured and the degree of pulmonary hypoplasia was quantified in every case. Lung-to-thorax ratio was calculated in the case of fetal chylothorax. Conclusion. Ongoing work suggests that MRI can provide additional detailed quantitative information in prenatal disorders associated with fetal lung compression and resulting hypoplasia. Correlation of fetal lung volume with postnatal management and outcome may affect prognosis in these cases. (orig.)

  2. Advances in Video-Assisted Thoracic Surgery, Thoracoscopy.

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    Case, Joseph Brad

    2016-01-01

    Video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) is an evolving modality in the treatment and management of a variety of pathologies affecting dogs and cats. Representative disease processes include pericardial effusion, pericardial neoplasia, cranial mediastinal neoplasia, vascular ring anomaly, pulmonary neoplasia, pulmonary blebs and bullae, spontaneous pneumothorax, and chylothorax. Several descriptive and small case reports have been published on the use of VATS in veterinary medicine. More recently, larger case series and experimental studies have revealed potential benefits and limitations not documented previously. Significant technological advances over the past 5 years have made possible a host of new applications in VATS. This article focuses on updates and cutting-edge applications in VATS. PMID:26410560

  3. Human Milk for Ill and Medically Compromised Infants: Strategies and Ongoing Innovation.

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    DiLauro, Sara; Unger, Sharon; Stone, Debbie; O'Connor, Deborah L

    2016-08-01

    The use of human milk (mother's own milk and/or donor milk) in ill or medically compromised infants frequently requires some adaptation to address medical diagnoses and/or altered nutrition requirements. This tutorial describes the nutrition and immunological benefits of breast milk as well as provides evidence for the use of donor milk when mother's own milk is unavailable. Several strategies used to modify human milk to meet the medical and nutrition needs of an ill or medically compromised infant are reviewed. These strategies include (1) the standard fortification of human milk to support adequate growth, (2) the novel concept of target fortification in preterm infants, (3) instructions on how to alter maternal diet to address cow's milk protein intolerance and/or allergy in breast milk-fed infants, and (4) the removal and modification of the fat in breast milk used in infants diagnosed with chylothorax.

  4. Human Milk for Ill and Medically Compromised Infants: Strategies and Ongoing Innovation.

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    DiLauro, Sara; Unger, Sharon; Stone, Debbie; O'Connor, Deborah L

    2016-08-01

    The use of human milk (mother's own milk and/or donor milk) in ill or medically compromised infants frequently requires some adaptation to address medical diagnoses and/or altered nutrition requirements. This tutorial describes the nutrition and immunological benefits of breast milk as well as provides evidence for the use of donor milk when mother's own milk is unavailable. Several strategies used to modify human milk to meet the medical and nutrition needs of an ill or medically compromised infant are reviewed. These strategies include (1) the standard fortification of human milk to support adequate growth, (2) the novel concept of target fortification in preterm infants, (3) instructions on how to alter maternal diet to address cow's milk protein intolerance and/or allergy in breast milk-fed infants, and (4) the removal and modification of the fat in breast milk used in infants diagnosed with chylothorax. PMID:26903304

  5. Unusual cause of shortness of breath after surgery for thoracic outlet syndrome

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    Schroeder, Jonathan Ryan; Kumar, Anjan; Savage, Edward; Rahaghi, Franck F

    2012-01-01

    A 31-year-old postal worker was diagnosed with bilateral thoracic outlet syndrome and scheduled for the first of two surgeries. The first procedure involved removal of the right first cervical rib, anterior and middle scalenes. On postoperative day 4, he developed shortness of breath. Chest radiograph showed a new pleural effusion on the right. Thoracentesis revealed a yellowish-red thick effusion. Based on the initial look of the fluid it was thought to be a haemorrhagic effusion with a purulent component, further testing revealed that he had developed a chylothorax. The patient was placed on a medium-chain triglyceride diet followed by chest tube drainage. After one day, the chest tube was removed due to minimal drainage, and he was discharged home the next day. Keeping this patient without food, on total parental nutrition, or pursuing surgical intervention was not necessary, as he had an excellent outcome from a very rare surgical complication. PMID:23047993

  6. Octreotide in a Critically Ill Extremely Preterm Infant With Perforated Necrotizing Enterocolitis.

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    Martini, Silvia; Aceti, Arianna; Lima, Mario; Maffi, Michela; Faldella, Giacomo; Corvaglia, Luigi

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    Necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) is the most severe gastrointestinal complication of prematurity. Surgery, either peritoneal drainage placement or laparotomy with resection of the intestinal necrotic tracts, is the definitive treatment of perforated NEC; however, when clinical conditions contraindicate surgical approaches, little is known about medical treatments adjuvant or alternative to surgery. Octreotide is a synthetic somatostatin analog that inhibits pancreatic secretion and leads to splanchnic vasoconstriction. In preterm neonates, it is mainly used off-label for chylothorax and congenital hyperinsulinism, whereas gastrointestinal indications are limited. We describe the case of a critically ill extremely low birth weight infant with perforated NEC, who had unsuccessfully undergone peritoneal drainage placement and laparotomy. Her unstable condition contraindicated a further laparotomy, thus off-label treatment with octreotide was attempted. No adverse events occurred. The infant's condition gradually improved and progressive reduction of peritoneal outputs and successful resolution of pneumoperitoneum were achieved, with no relapse after octreotide discontinuation. PMID:27405769

  7. The Effect of Neoadjuvant Therapy on Early Complications of Esophageal Cancer Surgery

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    Mohammadtaghi Rajabi Mashhadi

    2015-07-01

    Full Text Available Introduction: Early diagnosis and appropriate treatment is required in esophageal cancer due to its invasive nature. The aim of this study was to evaluate early post-esophagectomy complications in patients with esophageal cancer who received neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy (NACR.   Materials and Methods: This randomized clinical trial was carried out between 2009 and 2011. Patients with lower-third esophageal cancer were randomly assigned to one of two groups. The first group consisted of 50 patients receiving standard chemoradiotherapy (Group A and then undergoing surgery, and the second group consisted of 50 patients undergoing surgery only (Group B. Patients were evaluated with respect to age, gender, clinical symptoms, type of pathology, time of surgery, perioperative blood loss, and number of lymph nodes resected as well as early post-operative complicate including leakage at the anastomosis site, chylothorax and pulmonary complications, hospitalization period, and mortality rate within the first 30 days after surgery.   Results: The mean age of patients was 55 years. Seventy-two patients had squamous cell carcinoma (SCC and 28 patients had adenocarcinoma (ACC. There was no significant difference between the two groups with respect to age, gender, time of surgery, complications including anastomotic leakage, chylothorax, pulmonary complications, cardiac complications, deep venous thrombosis (DVT, or mortality. However, there was a significant difference between the two groups regarding hospital stay, time of surgery, perioperative blood loss, and number of lymph nodes resected.   Conclusion:  The use of NACR did not increase early post-operative complications or mortality among patients with esophageal cancer.

  8. Neonatal pleural effusions in a Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

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    Mariana Barbosa

    2015-04-01

    Full Text Available Pleural effusions are rare in the newborn. Still, being familiar with this condition is relevant given its association with a wide range of disorders. Only two large series of cases on this matter have been published, with no solid conclusions established. The aim of this study is to determine the etiology, management and prognosis of pleural effusions in a population of high-risk neonates.The authors performed a retrospective study in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit of "Hospital de São João", Porto (Portugal, between 1997 and 2014, of all newborns with the diagnosis of pleural effusion, chylothorax, hemothorax, empyema, fetal hydrops or leakage of total parenteral nutrition (TPN.Eighty-two newborns were included, 48 males and 34 females. Pleural effusions were congenital in 19 (23.2% newborns and acquired in 63 (76.8%. Fetal hydrops was the most frequent cause (15 cases, 78.9% of congenital effusions while postoperative after intrathoracic surgery was the most common cause (39 cases, 61.9% of acquired effusions, followed by leakage of TPN (13 cases, 20.6%. Chylothorax was the most common type of effusion (41.5% of cases. Pleural effusions after intrathoracic surgery were mainly (64.1% chylothoraces. Regarding use of octreotide for treatment of acquired chylous effusions, the comparative analysis showed no statistical differences between the group of alive newborns who received octreotide and the group who did not. Twenty-seven (32.9% newborns died; the causes of death were related to underlying diseases and not to the pleural effusion. Clinical outcome is generally good, except in hydropic neonates. Blood albumin level appears to be predictive of prognosis and further investigation on its clinical significance should be encouraged.

  9. Lymphangioleiomyomatosis: differential diagnosis and optimal management

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    Xu KF

    2014-08-01

    Full Text Available Kai-Feng Xu,1 Bee Hong Lo2 1Department of Respiratory Medicine, Peking Union Medical College Hospital, Beijing, People's Republic of China; 2Developmental Pediatrician, PECAT, Children's Hospital Westmead, Sydney, NSW, Australia Abstract: Lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM is an uncommon disease presented as diffuse thin-walled cystic changes in the lung. The main differential diagnoses include pulmonary Langerhans' histiocytosis (PLCH, Birt-Hogg-Dubé syndrome (BHD, lymphoid interstitial pneumonia (LIP, and amyloidosis. A combination of clinical, radiological, and pathological approaches as well as genetic testing will clarify the diagnosis in most cases. LAM is a disease almost exclusively in women. Dyspnea, pneumothorax, and hemoptysis are common presentations in LAM patients. LAM is also a lymphatic disorder affecting lymphatic vessels and lymph nodes. Chylothorax, chylous ascites, and lymphangiomyomas are frequently seen. LAM can present sporadically as a single entity or as part of tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC. Angiomyolipoma (AML is a characteristic extra-pulmonary lesion, either found in association with sporadic or TSC-related LAM. High-risk populations should be screened for LAM, including adult women with TSC and female patients with spontaneous pneumothorax, AMLs in the kidney, and diffuse cystic lung diseases. Definitive diagnosis of LAM is based on a high level of clinical suspicion on presentation supported by pathological findings or by a distinct feature, such as a history of TSC, AMLs in the kidney, chylothorax, or chylous ascites. Vascular endothelial growth factor-D (VEGF-D in serum is a noninvasive and reliable diagnostic biomarker. In experienced centers, trans-bronchial lung biopsy (TBLB provides a convenient and safe way to obtain lung specimens for diagnostic purposes. An effective treatment for LAM is now available, namely using a mechanistic target of rapamycin (mTOR inhibitor such as sirolimus. Efficacy of sirolimus has

  10. Radiographic imaging features of thoracic complications after pneumonectomy in oncologic patients

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    Purpose: The morbidity and mortality for pneumonectomy in patients has been reported to be as high as 24%. To determine if a subset of patients undergoing pneumonectomy for a malignancy would have similar complication rates and appearances, we performed a review of the radiographic findings of patients at our institution. Method: A retrospective review of a thoracic surgery database was performed at our institution for patients who underwent pneumonectomy between January 2001 and April 2004. All images were reviewed on the institutional patient archive communication system, by two experienced, fellowship trained, thoracic radiologists. Results: There were 144 patients (112 men and 32 women) with a mean age of 52 years (range 21–83 years). Of the 144 patients, thoracic complications were present in 52 (36%) patients consisting of pneumonia in 19 (13%), empyema/pleural space infection in 9 (6%), adult respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) in 8 (6%), bronchopleural fistula in 7 (5%), gortex graft failure/organ herniation in 4 (3%), chylothorax/chyle leak in 2 (1%), pulmonary embolus in 2 (1%), pulmonary hemorrhage in 1 (<1%). Conclusion: In oncologic patients, post-pneumonectomy complications occur in over a third of patients and can be life threatening. The presentations are similar to other pneumonectomy patients and are often radiographically detectable. Therefore it is important for radiologist to be aware of the radiographic manifestations of these complications so that appropriate immediate treatment is instituted.

  11. Tube Thoracostomy: Complications and Its Management

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    Emeka B. Kesieme

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Background. Tube thoracostomy is widely used throughout the medical, surgical, and critical care specialities. It is generally used to drain pleural collections either as elective or emergency. Complications resulting from tube thoracostomy can occasionally be life threatening. Aim. To present an update on the complications and management of complications of tube thoracostomy. Methods. A review of the publications obtained from Medline search, medical libraries, and Google on tube thoracostomy and its complications was done. Results. Tube thoracostomy is a common surgical procedure which can be performed by either the blunt dissection technique or the trocar technique. Complication rates are increased by the trocar technique. These complications have been broadly classified as either technical or infective. Technical causes include tube malposition, blocked drain, chest drain dislodgement, reexpansion pulmonary edema, subcutaneous emphysema, nerve injuries, cardiac and vascular injuries, oesophageal injuries, residual/postextubation pneumothorax, fistulae, tumor recurrence at insertion site, herniation through the site of thoracostomy, chylothorax, and cardiac dysrhythmias. Infective complications include empyema and surgical site infection. Conclusion. Tube thoracostomy, though commonly performed is not without risk. Blunt dissection technique has lower risk of complications and is hence recommended.

  12. Tube thoracostomy: complications and its management.

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    Kesieme, Emeka B; Dongo, Andrew; Ezemba, Ndubueze; Irekpita, Eshiobo; Jebbin, Nze; Kesieme, Chinenye

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    Background. Tube thoracostomy is widely used throughout the medical, surgical, and critical care specialities. It is generally used to drain pleural collections either as elective or emergency. Complications resulting from tube thoracostomy can occasionally be life threatening. Aim. To present an update on the complications and management of complications of tube thoracostomy. Methods. A review of the publications obtained from Medline search, medical libraries, and Google on tube thoracostomy and its complications was done. Results. Tube thoracostomy is a common surgical procedure which can be performed by either the blunt dissection technique or the trocar technique. Complication rates are increased by the trocar technique. These complications have been broadly classified as either technical or infective. Technical causes include tube malposition, blocked drain, chest drain dislodgement, reexpansion pulmonary edema, subcutaneous emphysema, nerve injuries, cardiac and vascular injuries, oesophageal injuries, residual/postextubation pneumothorax, fistulae, tumor recurrence at insertion site, herniation through the site of thoracostomy, chylothorax, and cardiac dysrhythmias. Infective complications include empyema and surgical site infection. Conclusion. Tube thoracostomy, though commonly performed is not without risk. Blunt dissection technique has lower risk of complications and is hence recommended. PMID:22028963

  13. Hidrotórax fetal primario: manejo antenatal.

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    Luis Díaz Guerrero

    2015-08-01

    Full Text Available Fetal hydrothorax (FH is the presence of fluid in the pleural cavity of the chest. It may be isolated or associated with fetal hydrops and ascites. The incidence 1: 15,000 pregnancies If it is isolated, the most common cause is congenital chylothorax primary abnormality of the lymphatic system. In Newborn (RN is common in males, usually bilateral primary and sex. In the fetus is secondary with prevalence 1: 1500 live births caused by isoimmunization, infections, heart disease, chromosomal abnormalities, malformations of placenta and umbilical cord. The average age of diagnosis is 27 weeks, ultrasonographically recognized as an anechoic area around the lungs. His prognosis mainly depends on the cause and secondarily of its size, laterality and presence of hydrops. The mortality is estimated at 25%, varying from 15% when it is isolated and 95% associated with hydrops. Most worsen bilateral becoming pregnancy can generate esophageal compression in primary fetal Hydrothorax (HFP associated with polyhydramnios 72%. HFP case is reported, a patient of 20 years with 25 weeks of gestation, whose ultrasonographic finding documents right pleural effusion, intrauterine thoracentesis is done, obtaining 25cc yellowish liquid, then no decrease in the pleural effusion. It was obtained segmental elective Caesarean at 37 weeks + 6 days; Female RN in stable conditions did not require intubation or artificial ventilatory support. Intrauterine evacuation intrathoracic pressure relieved, allowing a satisfactory expansion of both lungs and respiratory distress avoiding RN

  14. 食管癌二次手术19例原因分析%Analysis of 19 cases undergoing reoperation for complications following esophagectomy

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    杨永波; 闫万璞; 熊宏超; 梁震; 戴亮; 康晓征; 杨合利; 陈克能

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    Objective To investigate the cause and the management of treatment and prevention of reoperation following esophagectomy. Methods Clinical data of 946 cases with esophageal cancer undergoing esophagectomy from January 2000 to December 2012 by the same surgical team in the Beijing Cancer Hospital were retrospectively analyzed. Among them , 19 patients underwent reoperation after esophagectomy because of serious complications. Clinical features and treatment course of these 19 cases were summarized. Results The indications and procedures of reoperation included thoracotomy for hemorrhage (n=4), diaphragmatic hernia repair (n=4), thoracic duct ligation for chylothorax (n= 4), re-suturing for incision dehiscence (n=4), re-laparotomy and re-thoracotomy for drainage of traumatic pancreatitis (n=1), re-laparotomy for intestinal obstruction (n=1), and tracheotomy for bilateral recurrent laryngeal nerve paralysis(n=1). All the 19 patients were successfully cured without perioperative deaths and further complications. Conclusions The indications of reoperation following esophagectomy include postoperative bleeding, diaphragmatic hernia, chylothorax and abdominal incision dehiscence.%目的:探讨食管癌行二次手术的原因及防治措施。方法回顾性分析2000年1月至2012年12月间北京大学肿瘤医院单一手术组施行的946例食管癌手术患者的临床资料,其中19例因术后严重并发症需行二次手术,总结该19例患者的临床特点及治疗经过。结果19例二次手术的患者中因术后胸腔内出血行开胸止血术4例,因膈疝行膈疝还纳、膈肌修补术4例,因乳糜胸行胸导管结扎术4例,因腹部切口裂开行切口缝合术4例,因创伤性胰腺炎行胸腹腔探查、腹腔置管引流术1例,因肠梗阻行回盲部切除、回肠造瘘术1例,因双侧喉返神经麻痹行气管切开术1例。19例二次手术患者全部治愈,无围手术期死亡和再次并发症发生。结论

  15. Congenital idiopathic chylopericardium-a case report and review Of the literature%先天性乳糜性心包积液1例报告并文献复习

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    李敏; 孙正芸; 于永慧; 杨波; 林霞; 汪翼

    2011-01-01

    目的 报告1例先天性乳糜性心包积液并胸腔积液新生儿的临床表现、辅助检查与治疗转归.方法 2010-07-05山东大学附属省立医院小儿重症医学科收治1例先天性原发性乳糜性心包积液并胸腔积液新生儿,回顾分析该患儿临床资料及诊疗过程,并复习国内外相关文献.结果 该患儿产前超声检查即发现胎儿大量心包积液并胸腔积液,生后无明显症状,胸部正位X线片示心影增大(心胸比值0.75),心脏超声示大量心包积液,胸部CT显示大量心包积液并左侧胸腔积液,心包穿刺抽液乳糜定性及生化检查证实积液性质为乳糜性;连续3次心包穿刺术无效后行心包闭式引流,放置导管持续性引流2d后痊愈;术后1周、1个月心脏超声检查无复发.结论 原发性特发性乳糜性心包积液是一少见病症,多数病例仅能通过心包穿刺术证实诊断,心包穿刺及心包置管引流是有效的保守治疗手段,对复发性患者需要行手术治疗.%Objective To report a newborn case of congenital idiopathic chylopericardium associated with chyiothorax about its clinical features, ancillary diagnostic tests, treatment and prognosis. Methods A newborn case diagnosed with congenital idiopathic chylopericardium associated with chylothorax was admitted to the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit of Provincial Hospital Affiliated to Shandong University. Its clinical features, treatment and follow-up data were analyzed,and a brief review of the literature was presented. Results Bulk chylopericardium associated with chylothorax was detected with ultrasonography in fetus during antepartum. The child presented no obvious symptoms after birth. Chest X-ray demonstrated enlargement of the cardiac silhouette (cardiac/chest ratio was 0.75). Echocardiography revealed pericardial effusion. Computed tomography of the chest did not reveal any lesion obstructing the thoracic duct. The chylous nature of the fluid was confirmed by

  16. Pulmonary Complications due to Esophagectomy

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    2011-08-01

    Full Text Available Introduction: Esophageal carcinoma is the scourge of human beings. Pulmonary compli-cations in patients who have undergone operation are common (20-30% of cases and there are no suitable tools and ways to predict these complications. Methods: During a period of 10 years, from March 1998 to February 2007, 200 patients (150 male and 50 female underwent Esophagectomy due to esophageal carcinoma in thoracic surgery ward retrospectively. Complications include the length of hospitalization, mechanical ventilation, morbidity and mortality. Patients’ risk factors include age, preoperative chemo-radiotherapy, stage of the disease and preoperative spirometry condition. Results: We grouped our patients into three categories: Normal (FEV1 ≥ 80% predicted, mildly impaired (FEV1 65% to 79% predicted, more severely impaired (FEV1 < 65% predicted.Although almost all patients had radiographic pulmonary abnormalities, significant pulmonary complications occurred in 40 patients (20% which underwent Esophagectomy. Pleural effusion and atelectasia in 160 patients (80%. 24 patients needed chest-tube insertion. 20 patients (10% developed ARDS. 14 patients (7% developed chylothorax. 20 patients (10% of patients died during their postoperative hospital stay. 30 patients (15% required mechanical ventilation for greater than 48 hours. Conclusion: We reviewed a number of preoperative clinical variables to determine whether they contributed to postoperative pulmonary complications as well as other outcomes. In general, age, impaired pulmonary function especially in those patients with FEV1 less than 65% predicted was associated with prolonged hospital length of stay (LOS. In fact pulmonary complications rate after Esophagectomy are high and there was associated mortality and morbidity.

  17. Direct lymphangiography as treatment option of lymphatic leakage: Indications, outcomes and role in patient's management

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    Gruber-Rouh, Tatjana, E-mail: tgruberrouh@googlemail.com [Institute for Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology, Johann Wolfgang Goethe-University Frankfurt, Theodor-Stern-Kai 7, 60590 Frankfurt am Main (Germany); Naguib, Nagy N.N. [Institute for Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology, Johann Wolfgang Goethe-University Frankfurt, Theodor-Stern-Kai 7, 60590 Frankfurt am Main (Germany); Department of Radiology, Faculty of Medicine, Alexandria University, Alexandria (Egypt); Lehnert, Thomas; Harth, Marc; Thalhammer, Axel; Beeres, Martin [Institute for Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology, Johann Wolfgang Goethe-University Frankfurt, Theodor-Stern-Kai 7, 60590 Frankfurt am Main (Germany); Tsaur, Igor [Department of Urology, Johann Wolfgang Goethe University Frankfurt, Frankfurt am Main (Germany); Hammersting, Renate; Wichmann, Julian L.; Vogl, Thomas J.; Jacobi, Volkmar [Institute for Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology, Johann Wolfgang Goethe-University Frankfurt, Theodor-Stern-Kai 7, 60590 Frankfurt am Main (Germany)

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    Background: To evaluate the effectiveness of lymphography as a minimally invasive treatment option of lymphatic leakage in terms of local control and to investigate which parameters influence the success rate. Method: This retrospective study protocol was approved by the ethic committee. Patient history, imaging data, therapeutic options and follow-up were recorded and retrospectively analyzed. Between June 1998 and February 2013, 71 patients (m:w = 42:29, mean age, 52.4; range 42–75 years) with lymphatic leakage in form of lymphatic fistulas (n = 37), lymphocele (n = 11), chylothorax (n = 13) and chylous ascites (n = 10) underwent lymphography. Sixty-four patients (90.1%) underwent successful lymphography while lymphography failed in 7 cases. Therapeutic success was evaluated and correlated to the volume of lymphatic leakage and to the volume of the applied iodized oil. Result: Signs of leakage or contrast extravasation were directly detected in 64 patients. Of 64 patients, 45 patients (70.3%) were treated and cured after lymphography. Based on the lymphography findings, 19 patients (29.7%) underwent surgical intervention with a completely occlusion of lymphatic leakage. The lymphatic leak could be completely occluded in 96.8% of patients when the lymphatic drainage volume was less than 200 mL/day (n = 33). Even when lymphatic drainage was higher than 200 mL/day (n = 31), therapeutic lymphography was still successful in 58.1% of the patients. Conclusion: Lymphography is an effective, minimally invasive method in the detection and treatment of lymphatic leakage. The volume of lymphatic drainage per day is a significant predictor of the therapeutic success rate.

  18. Therapeutic applications of octreotide in pediatric patients

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    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Background/Aim: We report our experience with the use of octreotide as primary or adjunctive therapy in children with various gastrointestinal disorders. Patients and Methods: A pharmacy database identified patients who received octreotide for gastrointestinal diseases. Indications for octreotide use, dosing, effectiveness, and adverse events were evaluated by chart review. Results: A total of 21 patients (12 males, aged 1 month to 13 years, were evaluated. Eleven received octreotide for massive gastrointestinal bleeding caused by portal hypertension-induced lesions (n=7, typhlitis (1, Meckel′s diverticulum (1, and indefinite source (2. Blood transfusion requirements were reduced from 23±9 mL/kg (mean±SD to 8±15 mL/kg (P<0.01. Four patients with pancreatic pseudocyst and/or ascites received octreotide over 14.0±5.7 days in 2 patients. In 3 children, pancreatic pseudocyst resolved in 12±2 days and pancreatic ascites resolved in 7 days in 2. Three patients with chylothorax received octreotide for 14±7 days with complete resolution in each. Two infants with chronic diarrhea received octreotide over 11±4.2 months. Stool output decreased from 85±21 mL/kg/day to 28±18 mL/kg/day, 3 months after initiation of octreotide. The child with dumping syndrome responded to octreotide in a week. Adverse events developed in 4 patients: Q-T interval prolongation and ventricular fibrillation, hyperglycemia, growth hormone deficiency, and hypertension. Conclusion: Octreotide provides a valuable addition to the therapeutic armamentum of the pediatric gastroenterologist for a wide variety of disorders. Serious adverse events may occur and patients must be closely monitored.

  19. Pleural Effusion in Spinal Deformity Correction Surgery- A Report of 28 Cases in a Single Center.

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    Full Text Available To analyze the occurrence, risk factors, treatment and prognosis of postoperative pleural effusion after spinal deformity correction surgery.The clinical and imaging data of 3325 patients undergoing spinal deformity correction were collected from the database of our hospital. We analyzed the therapeutic process of the 28 patients who had postoperative pleural effusion, and we identified the potential risk factors using logistic regression.Among the 28 patients with postoperative pleural effusion, 24 (85.7% suffered from hemothorax, 2 (7.1% from chylothorax, and 2 (7.1% from subarachnoid-pleural fistula. The pleural effusion occurred on the convex side in 19 patients (67.9%, on the concave side in 4 patients (14.3%, and on both sides in 4 patients (14.3%. One patient with left hemothorax was diagnosed with kyphosis. The treatment included conservative clinical observation for 5 patients and chest tube drainage for 23 patients. One patient also underwent thoracic duct ligation and pleurodesis. All of these treatments were successful. Logistic regression analysis showed that adult patients(≥18 years old, congenital scoliosis, osteotomy and thoracoplasty were risk factors for postoperative pleural effusion in spinal deformity correction surgery.The incidence of postoperative pleural effusion in spinal deformity correction surgery was approximately 0.84% (28/3325, and hemothorax was the most common type. Chest tube drainage treatment was usually successful, and the prognosis was good. Adult patients(≥18 years old, congenital scoliosis, and had undergone osteotomy or surgery with thoracoplasty were more likely to suffer from postoperative pleural effusion.

  20. 胸腰段脊柱前路手术并发症的临床防治分析%Prevention and Treatment of Anterior Thoracic and Lumbar Spine Clinical Complications

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    刘胜刚

    2011-01-01

    目的:探讨胸腰段脊柱前路手术并发症的术中预防和术后治疗。方法:对39例胸腰段脊柱骨折患者行前路减压及内固定术,观察术后并发症的发生及其治疗过程与转归。结果:39例患者中,气胸、乳糜液漏和切口疝均有1例,经过及时治疗,均于术后2周内治愈且顺利出院,术后半年至一年回访,均恢复良好。结论:胸腰段脊柱前路手术手术过程复杂,应充分做好手术准备,术中应谨慎操作预防并发症发生,术后严密观察患者病情变化,从而及时采取治疗措施,提高治愈率。%Objective:To explore the road before rachis lumbav intraoperative complications of prevention and postoperative therapy.Methods:39 cases chest lumbav spine fracture patients underwent anterior decompression and fixation,observe the postoperative complications of occurrence and treatment peocess and outcome.Results:Thirty-nine patients,pneumothorax,liquid leakage and incision hemia chylothorax are 1 case ,after treatment,after two weeks in all healing and smooth discharge.after six months to one year for return visit,all good recovery.Conclusions:The thoracic spine lumbav road before surgery surgical process in complicated,should make full preparations,completes the surgery intraoperatie caution should operate to prevent complications occurred and the strict observation patient condition changes,thus take timely treatment measures to increase the curative rate.

  1. VIDEO-ASSISTED THORACOSCOPIC CORRECTION AND FUSION OF SCOLIOSIS

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    Objective To evaluate the operative technique and preliminary results of video-assisted thoracoscopic anterior correction and fusion of scoliosis.Methods Eleven cases underwent thoracoscopic anterior correction and fusion of scoliosis from March 2003 to April 2005 in our hospital were reviewed. They were all females with an average age of 13.1 years old. Of which, 9cases were idiopathic scoliosis, 1 case was congenital scoliosis, and 1 case was Marfan syndrome scoliosis. The coronal Cobb angle and apical vertebral translation before and after surgery as well as at final follow-up were measured. The operation time, blood loss during operation, and peri-operative complications were recorded.Results The mean operation time was 6. 4 hours, mean instrumented vertebrae were 6. 4 segments, and mean blood loss during operation was 364 mL. The coronal Cobb angles of the thoracic curve before and after surgery were 45.5° and 15.4° respectively, with an average correction rate of 65.4%. The lumbar curve was corrected from 28.4°to 11.8°, with an average simultaneous correction rate of 57.2%. All of the patients were followed up regularly with an average time of 21.4 months. At the final follow-up, the coronal Cobb angles of the thoracic and lumbar curves were 19. 0° and 20. 1°, with a 3.6° and 8. 3° loss of correction, respectively. The apical vertebral translation was improved from 32.3 mm to 10. 5 mm for the thoracic curve, and from 13. 1 mm to 8.2 mm for the lumbar curve. There were 6cases with peri-operative complications, including 1 case of thoracic effusion, 1 case of chylothorax, 1 case of locking plug loosing, 2 cases of aggravation of the unfused lumbar curve ( 1 case also with thoracolumbar kyphosis), and 1 case with a screw tip causing a contour deformity of the aorta. And 4 of them underwent revision surgery.Conclnsions Video- assisted thoracoscopic anterior correction and fusion of scoliosis has good correction capability, less intraoperative bleeding

  2. Linfangioleiomiomatosis pulmonar

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    Carlos Salazar-Vargas

    2000-09-01

    Full Text Available La Linfangioleiomiomatosis pulmonar es una enfermedad muy rara, que afecta sólo mujeres en edad reproductiva. Se presenta con disnea progresiva, pneumotórax a repetición y, ocasionalmente, con hemoptisis y quilotórax. El TAC de alta resolución muestra quistes pulmonares bilaterales de tamaño variable hasta bulas francas. Histológicamente, se aprecian múltiples cavidades de paredes finas, dilatación de vasos linfáticos, venas, arterias, bronquiolos y sacos alveolares, por proliferación de haces de músculo liso que comprime las estructuras antes mencionadas y que causa entonces su dilatación. El pronóstico es malo, ya que las pacientes desarrollan insuficiencia respiratoria, lo que las conduce a la muerte. La enfermedad se asocia a la ingesta de estrógenos, píldoras anticonceptivas y se exacerba con el embarazo-, por ello se ha tratado con medróxi-progesterona y tamoxifén, con estabilización de la evolución en algunos pero no en todos los casos. Eventualmente, algunas pacientes pueden necesitar transplante pulmonar. Presentamos el caso de una mujer de 38 años con tres episodios de pneumotórax espontáneo y documentación radiológica e histológica de linfangioleiomiomatosis pulmonar.Pulmonary lymphangioleiomyomatosis is an uncommon disease, that affects only women of child-bearing age. The patients present themselves with progressive dyspnea, frequent episodes of spontaneous pneumothorax and, occasionally, with hemoptysis and chylothorax. High resolution CAT sean shows bilateral lung cysts of variable size up to frank bullae. Histologically, numerous thin walied cavities are seen, and dilatation of lymphaties, veins, arteries, bronchioles and alveolar sacs with extensiva smooth muscle proliferation, which engulfs the previously mentioned structures and causes their dilatation. The patients eventually develop respiratory insufficieney and die. This disease is associated with estrogen intake, contraceptivas and becomes worse

  3. Clinical features, epidemiology, and therapy of lymphangioleiomyomatosis

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    2015-04-01

    Full Text Available Angelo M Taveira-DaSilva, Joel Moss Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Branch, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD, USA Abstract: Lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM is a multisystem disease of women, characterized by proliferation of abnormal smooth muscle-like LAM cells, leading to the formation of lung cysts, fluid-filled cystic structures in the axial lymphatics (eg, lymphangioleiomyomas, and renal angiomyolipomas. LAM is caused by mutations of the TSC1 or TSC2 genes, which encode, respectively, hamartin and tuberin, two proteins with a major role in control of the mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR signaling pathway. LAM occurs sporadically or in association with tuberous sclerosis complex, an autosomal-dominant syndrome characterized by widespread hamartomatous lesions. LAM may present with progressive dyspnea, recurrent pneumothorax, or chylothorax. Pulmonary function tests show reduced flow rates (forced expiratory volume in the first second and diffusion capacity. Exercise testing may reveal gas exchange abnormalities, ventilatory limitation, and hypoxemia. The severity and progression of disease may be assessed by lung histology scores, quantification of computed tomography, pulmonary function testing, 6-minute walk tests, cardiopulmonary exercise testing, and measurement of serum vascular endothelial growth factor D levels. Sirolimus and everolimus, two mTOR inhibitors, are effective in stabilizing lung function and reducing the size of chylous effusions, lymphangioleiomyomas, and angiomyolipomas. However, inhibition of mTOR complex 1 increases autophagy, possibly enhancing LAM cell survival. Inhibition of autophagy with hydroxychloroquine, in combination with sirolimus, has been proposed as a possible treatment for LAM. Deficiency of tuberin results in increased RhoA GTPase activity and cell survival, an effect that is mediated through mTOR complex 2 signaling. Because sirolimus and everolimus

  4. 食管癌切除行弓上食管胃机械吻合术150例%Use of disposable pipe type stapling aortic arch anastomosis of esophagusand stomach on 150 cases of middle and lower esophageal cancer

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    贾伟; 于文江; 岳志; 常王玉

    2012-01-01

    Objective To summarize the clinical experience of using of disposable pipe type stapling aortic arch anastomosis of esophagus and stomach. Methods Retrospective analysis was made of 150 cases of middle and lower esophageal cancer resection, with disposable pipe type of stapling bow mechanical esophagogastric anastomosis. Results A hundred and forty-nine cases achieved successful, however,1 patient failed. There was one case of anastomotic bleeding. Postoperative follow-up was performed on 144 cases,3 deaths,the causes of which were anastomotic fistula,a serious infection in 1 ,and aortic esophageal fistula in 2 cases. There was chylothorax in 1 case,cured by symptomatic treatment. The other patients recovered well. Long-term anastomotic stricture appeared in 5 cases, all expanded by balloon dilator to ease or cure after 7 times. 6 cases lost. Conclusion The use of lower esophageal intercostal posterolateral left chest incision and pipe-type esophagus and stomach stapling arch anastomosis performs with surgical difficulty, but there are fewer complications and improved quality of life of patients after the stomach intestine reconstruction.%目的 探讨一次性弯管型吻合器行主动脉弓上食管胃吻合术的临床经验.方法 回顾性分析150例采用一次性弯管型吻合器行弓上食管胃机械吻合根治性切除术中、下段食管癌.结果 一次吻合成功149例,1例失败改为弓旁手工吻合.全组患者1例吻合口出血.术后随访144例,死亡3例,死亡原因:吻合口瘘、严重感染1例,食管主动脉瘘2例.,乳糜胸1例,经对症处理治愈;其余患者术后恢复良好.远期出现吻合口狭窄5例,均经球囊扩张器扩张7次后缓解或治愈.6例失访.结论 中、下段食管癌采用左胸后外侧肋间切口,使用弯管型吻合器行食管胃弓上吻合,手术难度虽较大,但术后胃肠道重建并发症较少,患者的生活质量得到提高.

  5. Transhiatal Esophagectomy without Thoracotomy in 105 Patients with Esophageal Cancer%非开胸食管内翻拔脱术治疗食管癌105例

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    翁文俊; 张石江; 邵永丰; 章斌

    2013-01-01

    Objective To investigate the indications, surgical techniques and postoperative complication management of transhiatal esophagectomy without thoracotomy for patients with esophageal cancer. Methods We retrospectively analyzed the clinical records of 105 patients with esophageal cancer who underwent transhiatal esophagectomy without thoracotomy in the First Affiliated Hospital of Nanjing Medical University between July 2002 and July 2010, including 28 patients who received video-assisted mediastinoscopy. There were 59 male patients and 46 female patients with their average age of 63 (48-81) years. There were 51 patients with upper thoracic esophageal cancer, 18 patients with middle thoracic esophageal cancer and 36 patients with lower thoracic esophageal cancer. Surgical outcomes and safety were evaluated. Results Mean operation time was 153 (140-210) minutes, mean intraoperative blood loss was 150 (100 to 250) ml, and mean hospital stay was 15 (10-35) days. There was no in-hospital death or residual tumor cells in esophagus stumps. Twenty-seven patients had postoperative complications, including 3 patients with anastomotic leakage at neck, 4 patients with recurrent laryngeal nerve injury, 5 patients with pleural effusion, 2 patients with pneumothorax, 3 patients with pneumonia, 3 patients with arrhythmia, 1 patient with chylothorax, 2 patients with incision infection, 2 patients with delayed gastric emptying, and 2 patients with anastomotic stenosis, who were all cured after treatment. Ninety-seven patients were followed up from 16 months to 5 years, and 8 patients were lost during follow-up. During follow-up, there were 94 patients who had lived for 1 year, 67 patients who had lived for 3 years, and 34 patients who had lived for 5 years postoperatively, and some patients needed further follow-up. Conclusion Transhiatal esophagectomy without thoracotomy is a minimally traumatic procedure and can provide fast postoperative recovery. It is especially suitable for

  6. Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery for mediastinal tumors%电视胸腔镜手术治疗纵隔肿瘤的临床分析

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    韦武芝; 刘宝珊; 吴伟斌; 吕文强; 张志锋

    2014-01-01

    ,complications,follow-up results were observed.Results The operation time was shorter in the VATS group than in the thoracotomy group.There were statistical differences (P < 0.005) in anaesthetic time,operative bleeding volume,postoperative antibiotics consumption,postoperative analgesia time,postoperative tracheal extubation time,postoperative hospital stay,and total inpatient costs between the 2 groups.There was no statistical difference in incidence of postoperative complications between the two groups.In VATS group,the average anaesthetic time was (4.31 ± 1.19) h,the average operative bleeding volume was (65.38 ± 57.71) ml,the average postoperative antibiotics consumption was (2.42 ± 0.70) d,the average postoperative analgesia time was (2.58 ± 0.95) d,the average postoperative tracheal extubation time was (4.04 ± 3.75) d,the average postoperative hospital stay was (6.58 ± 5.78) d,and the average total inpatient cost was (2.69 ± 0.89) ten thousand yuan.After the operation,one case occurred chylothorax,one case had pneumonia,and no case died.Conclusions VATS has advantages of sufficient exposure of surgical fields,safety and reliability,lower bleeding volume,minimal invasiveness,mild pain,little physiology disturbance,fewer complications,short hospitalization time,rapid recovery,small cut and cosmetic results.It can be used as an important program for mediastinal tumors whenever possible.

  7. 单肺移植术后受者对侧自体肺并发症的分析%Complications in the native lung after single lung transplantation

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    陈乾坤; 姜格宁; 丁嘉安; 周晓; 汪浩; 陈昶; 朱余明; 王海峰; 何文新

    2013-01-01

    Objective We retrospectively reviewed 48 single lung transplants to evaluate the prognostic factors by incidence of complications arising in the native lung.Method Between 2003 and 2012,48 single lung transplants were proformed for emphysema (29 cases),pulmonary fibrosis (14 cases),lymphangioleiomyomatosis (1 case),bronchiolitis obliterans (2 cases) and pneumoconiosis (2 cases).The clinical records of the complications related to the native lung were reviewed.Result Complications in the native lung occurred in 21 patients (43.7%),leading to 17 deaths (14.6%),including pneumothorax in 2 cases (4.2%),long-term air leak after lung volume reduction surgery in 1 case (2.1%),hyperinflation in 4 cases (8.3%),chylothorax in 1 case (2.1%),lung cancer in 2 case (4.2 %),bacteria infection in 6 cases (12.5 %),and fungal infection in 5 cases (10.4%).The 1-,3-and 5-year suvival rate in recipients without or with complications in the native lung was 85%,55%,48%,and 63%,42%,21%,respectively (P<0.05).Multivariate analysis showed that infectious complications in the native lung was the independent prognostic factor (P <0.05).Conclusion After single lung transplantation,the native lung can be the source of serious problems.Infectious complications generally result in a fatal outcome,and other complications can be successfully treated in most cases,even if surgery is required.%目的 探讨单肺移植术后自体肺并发症对移植疗效和受者预后的影响.方法 回顾性分析自2003年1月至2012年8月间单中心施行的48例单肺移植的临床资料.患者的原发疾病分别为慢性阻塞性肺病29例(61%),特发性肺间质纤维化14例(29%),闭塞性细支气管炎2例(4%),尘肺2例(4%),肺淋巴管肌瘤1例(2%).分析术后对侧自体肺并发症发生情况及其预防和处理,并探讨其对受者预后的影响.结果 48例单肺移植受者中,21例(43.7%)出现了对侧自体肺并发症,其中7例(14.6

  8. Application of delayed sternal closure in surgery for children with complex congenital heart disease%延迟关胸技术在小儿复杂先天性心脏病手术中的应用

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    刘洋; 张刚成; 卢蓉; 余莹

    2015-01-01

    Objective To discuss the application value of delayed sternal closure in surgery for children with complex congenital heart disease. Methods A total of 79 children with complex congenital heart disease accepted delayed sternal closure after operations,including 36 cases of Switch operation,25 cases of TOF surgery,7 cases of TAPVC,3 cases of Rastelli operation,2 cases of palliative reconstruction of right ventricular outflow tract,2 cases of Nikaidoh operation,1 case of bidirectional Glenn operation,2 cases of aortic arch plasty and 1 case of aortopulmonary window repair. Results After delayed sternal clo-sure,there were 36 cases(45. 57% )of myocardial tissue edema,28 cases(35. 44% )of acute renal dam-age,28 cases(35. 44% )lung infection,22 cases(27. 85% )of severe wound bleeding,12 cases(15. 19% ) cases of pulmonary hemorrhage,8 cases(10. 13% )of acute liver damage,5 cases of high grade A-V block (6. 33% ),2 cases(2. 53% )of urinary tract infection and 1 case(1. 27% )in each of perfusion lung,deep vein thrombosis,paralytic ileus,diaphragmatic paralysis,intracranial hypertension and chylothorax. The av-erage open time of the sternum was(62. 2 ± 9. 3)h. There were 73 cases(92. 41% )of successful delay sternal closure and 6 cases(7. 59% )of death. Conclusion Delayed sternal closure is a simple,safe and effective solution for postoperative bleeding,myocardial edema,low cardiac output syndrome while does not increase the incidence of wound infection.%目的:探讨延迟关胸技术在小儿复杂先天性心脏病手术中的应用价值。方法小儿复杂先天性心脏病术后延迟关胸79例,其中大动脉调转(Switch)术36例,法洛四联症(TOF)根治术25例,完全肺静脉异位引流(TAPVC)矫治术7例,心室内隧道外管道(Rastelli)术3例,姑息右室流出道疏通术2例,主动脉移植(Nikaidoh)术2例,双向上腔肺动脉连接(Gleen)术1例,主动脉弓部成形术2例,主肺动脉窗修补术1例

  9. Clinical analysis of fourteen pulmonary lymphangiomyomatosis complicated with pneumothorax patients diagnosed and treated by thoracic surgeries%胸外科诊治气胸合并肺淋巴管肌瘤病14例的临床分析

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    梁乃新; 杨华夏; 李单青

    2013-01-01

    Objective To invesligale the clinical fealures and experiences of thoracic surgeries of pulmonary lymphangiomyomatosis ( PLAM) complicated with pneumothorax patients. Methods The clinical data of 14 PLAM complicated with pneumothorax patients in Peking Union Medical College Hospital from June 1976 to August 2012 were retrospectively analyzed. Results Fourteen patients were all in young to middle-aged women with pneumothorax rate was 41. 2% (14/34). The first pneumothorax onset age was 19-46 years old,with average(33 ±2. 2)years old. 10 cases with the pneumothorax as the first manifestation were on the right side. All the patients suffered from the recurrent pneumothorax,including 11 cases had bilateral pneumothorax,even 2 cases happened simultaneously,while only 3 cases happened unilaterally. The first onset pneumothorax compression degree were 30% -90% , with an average of 60%. Amount 14 cases, only one case without complications, while the most common complications including chylothorax(6/14) , uterine fibroids ( 5/14) , pulmonary arterial hypertension(4/14) , retroperitoneal LAM (3/14) and respiratory failure(3/14). All patients' lung CT scan showed bilateral pulmonary diffuse distribution of thin walled vesicles performance, including 6 patients with pulmonary bulla. All cases have had done the thoracic closed drainage. Compared with the primary pneumothorax, patients of PLAM complicated with pneumothorax with thoracic closed drainage place more frequently,with pipe for a long time,chest tube placed difficulties,chest tube pull out difficulties. 10 cases accepted thoracic surgery,including wedge resection of lung biopsy(8/14) , pulmonary bulla resection(6/14 ) , pleural cavity adhesion operation ( 8/14 ), in which patients with simple mechanical friction adhesion(5/8) ,mechanical friclion + Lalcum powder adhesive(3/8). Amounl 10 cases accepled operations,6 cases were VATS operation and open 4 cases were open thoracic surgeries, including one bilateral VATS

  10. 胎儿水肿156例临床分析%Clinical study on 156 cases with hydrops fetalis

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    林胜谋; 王晨虹; 朱小瑜; 李胜利; 林赛穆; 方群

    2011-01-01

    ultrasonography.The major etiology and associated diagnosis consisted of 35.9% (56/156) of non-immune anemia,9.6% (15/156) of cardiac abnormalities,7.1% (11/156) of intrauterine infection,6.4% (10/156) of twin problems,5.8% (9/156) of meconium peritonitis,5.1% (8/156) of thoracic-lung disease,4.5% (7/156) of chromosomal abnormalities,1.9% (3/156) of immune anemia.Alpha thalassemia was the most common non-immune anemia (96%,54/56).An etiology and associated diagnosis could be determined in 81.4% ( 127/156 ) of cases.Follow-up data showed that 7 cases were fetal death,110 women elected to terminate their pregnancies,3 cases lost follow-up,the other 36 cases preserve continuing pregnancy,including 28 liveborn infants and 8 fetal deaths.Etiology of twin-twin transfusion syndrome,meconium peritonitis,congenital chylothorax,intrauterine infection,cardiac abnormalities and so on had survived fetuscases.The survival rate of typical hydrops fetalis in the present series was 3.6% ( 4/112 ).Conclusions Ascites is the most common characteristics of sonogram in hydrops fetalis.The etiology of hydrops fetalis is extremelycomplex.The prognosis is associated with the etiology and hydrops subtype.

  11. Analysis on the Etiologies and Clinical Characteristics of 173 Cases of Pleural Effusion in Children%173例小儿胸腔积液临床特点分析

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    徐丽丹; 罗运春

    2011-01-01

    and treatment of children. Methods The clinical data of 173 cases who diagnosed with pleural effusion by chest radiology and( or) chest Bultration hospitalizcd from Jaunary 2004 to November 2009 in hospital were analyzed retrospectively.Results (1) In the study. infection was the most common cause of pleural effusion. There were 76 cases caused by suppuration (43. 9% ) , 41 cases caused by mycoplasma (23.7%) , 26 cases by tubercul ous - empyema ( 15.0% ) . 2 cases caused by distomapul monala ( 1 . 2% ) . Non - infection cause included 28 cases : 6 cases caused by malignant tumor ( two cases of neuroblastoma , one case of mediastinal tumo, one case of breast cancer. two cases of leukemia) , four cases of congenital chylothorax. one case of nephrotic syndrome, seventeen cases of trauma. ( 2) A total of 69 cases underwent thoracentesis : 64 cases showed exudates( 11 cases of bloody) . and 5 cases showed transudates. (3)There were 26 positive cases in the cultured pleural fluids of 69 cases,with Mycoplasma pneumoniae in 8 cases , Klebsiella pneumoniae in 3 cases , Staphylococcus aureus in 2 cases , G + cocci in 5 cases , fungi in 2 cases . Pseudomonas aeruginosa in 3 cases, acid -fast bacilli in 2 cases, fresh acid from the hair Pseudomonas bacteria in 1 case. (4) Causes of different ages were different. In under - 3 - year group, suppuration was the main cause,which showed statistical difference compared with that in over -3 - year group. In under - 7 - year group, the cause of tuberculous empyema showed statistical difference compared with that in over - 7 - year group. In under - 3 - year group, the cause of mycoplasma showed statistical difference compared with that in over - 3 - year group.Conclusion ( 1 ) In the children, infection is the most common cause of pleural effusion. Suppuration, mycoplasma and tuberculous empyema were the main infective causes , folluwed by trauma, cancer and others. ( 2 ) Its clinical features are different from adults , mainly

  12. Selected Abstracts of the 1st Congress of joint European Neonatal Societies (jENS 2015; Budapest (Hungary; September 16-20, 2015; Session “Pulmonology”

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    2015-09-01

    . Malhotra, K. Tan, G. Woodhead, C.A. Nold-Petry, M.F. NoldABS 40. PRENATAL THERAPY IMPROVES THE SURVIVAL OF PREMATURE INFANTS WITH CONGENITAL CHYLOTHORAX • C.J. Lee, P.N. Tsao, C.Y. Chen, W.S. Hsieh, H.C. ChouABS 41. REFERENCE RANGES OF LAMELLAR BODY COUNTS ON GASTRIC ASPIRATE IN HEALTHY TERM NEWBORNS • S. Arayici, G. Kadioglu Simsek, B. Say, N. Uras, M.Y. Oncel, E. Alyamac Dizdar, U. Buyukkagnici, S. Karahan, F.E. Canpolat, S.S. OguzABS 42. CORD BLOOD PENTRAXIN-3 LEVELS IN RESPIRATORY DISORDERS OF THE NEWBORN • M.O. Arslanoglu, E.C. Dinleyici, N. Tekin, T. Barsan Kaya, O. Aydemir, M.A. AksitABS 43. EVALUATION OF PHYSIOLOGICAL ADAPTATION OF THE LUNG TO POSTNATAL LIFE BY LUNG ULTRASOUND • M. Federici, M.G. Pattumelli, F. Feleppa, C. Gizzi, L. Massenzi, A.M. Giua, S. Sinibaldi, M. Massoud, P.V. FedericiABS 44. NON-INVASIVE MONITORING OF OXYGEN IN THE LUNGS OF NEWBORN INFANTS BY DIODE LASER • M. Larsson, P. Lundin, E. Krite Svanberg, J. Åkeson, K. Svanberg, S. Svanberg, S. Andersson-Engels, V. FellmanABS 45. CELLULAR AGING, MEASURED AS TELOMERE ATTRITION RATE, IS NOT ACCELERATED IN PRETERM INFANTS DURING THE FIRST 18 MONTHS OF LIFE • E. Henckel, Z. Haider, P. Kosma, C. Palme-Kilander, G. Roos, S. Degerman, K. BohlinABS 46. INHALED NITRIC OXIDE DECREASES MORTALITY IN INFANTS LESS THAN 28 WEEKS GESTATION FOLLOWING PRETERM PRELABOUR RUPTURE OF MEMBRANES • S. Pal, G.J. Belteki, G. Vass, T. Ibrahim, P. Clarke, Z. Molnar, Y. Singh, A.E. CurleyABS 47. PLASMA PRO-ENDOTHELIN-1 AND PRO-ATRIAL NATRIURETIC PEPTIDE AS EARLY BIOMARKERS FOR DEVELOPMENT OF BRONCHOPULMONARY DYSPLASIA IN VERY PRETERM INFANTS • R. Gerull, R. Neumann, M. Nelle, S. Schulzke, S. WellmannABS 48. TIMELY IN-HOSPITAL VACCINATION OF VLBW INFANTS REDUCES THE RATE OF BRONCHITIS AFTER DISCHARGE OF VLBW INFANTS • G. Stichtenoth, C. Härtel, E. Herting, W. Göpel; German Neonatal Network (GNNABS 49. A MURINE MODEL OF BRONCHOPULMONARY DYSPLASIA – PRELIMINARY RESULTS FROM WHOLE-GENOME mRNA EXPRESSION STUDY