Chylothorax after blunt chest trauma: an unusual case with a long latent period.

@article{Milano1994ChylothoraxAB,
  title={Chylothorax after blunt chest trauma: an unusual case with a long latent period.},
  author={S Milano and Roberto Maroldi and Giuseppe Vezzoli and G Bozzola and Giuseppe Battaglia and G T Mombelloni},
  journal={The Thoracic and cardiovascular surgeon},
  year={1994},
  volume={42 3},
  pages={187-90}
}
We report on a case of closed chest trauma with an unusual latent period of 11 weeks in a woman 26 years old. The patient had a dual thoracic duct with a dual lesion and was evaluated using lymphography and CT. We discuss the pathogenetic mechanism and the unusual radiological appearance with discontinuity of the duct, and an increase in back pressure which promotes dilatation of lymphatic vessels and nodes. The dual duct had two separate traumatic consequences: a chyloma on the right and… CONTINUE READING

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