Chylothorax following cardiac surgery caused by unusual lymphatic anatomy.

Abstract

Chylothorax due to injury to the thoracic duct and lymphatic channels during left internal thoracic artery harvest is well described. However, high volume leakage of chyle due to disruption of aberrant thymic collateral lymphatic channel in the anterior mediastinum has not been described previously. We describe such a case which was managed by early… (More)

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@article{Narayan2007ChylothoraxFC, title={Chylothorax following cardiac surgery caused by unusual lymphatic anatomy.}, author={Pradeep Narayan and Natasha C Rahaman and Tam{\'a}s Moln{\'a}r and Massimo Caputo}, journal={Asian cardiovascular & thoracic annals}, year={2007}, volume={15 5}, pages={e58-9} }