[Somatostatin for the treatment of a post-oesophagectomy chylothorax].


Chylothorax is a rare but serious complication after oesophagectomy procedure. We report the case of a 59-year-old man who underwent an oesophagectomy by Akiyama procedure. A persistent postoperative chylothorax occurred requiring drainage and conservative management. After one week, the failure of this management motivated the institution of continuous… (More)


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