Chylothorax: diagnosis and management in children.

  title={Chylothorax: diagnosis and management in children.},
  author={Manuel E. Soto-Martinez and John Massie},
  journal={Paediatric respiratory reviews},
  volume={10 4},
Chylothorax is the accumulation of chyle in the pleural space, as a result of damage to the thoracic duct. Chyle is milky fluid enriched with fat secreted from the intestinal cells and lymphatic fluid. Chylothorax in children, is most commonly seen as a complication of cardiothoracic surgery but may occur in newborns or conditions associated with abnormal… CONTINUE READING