Nutritional support in adults with chyle leaks

  title={Nutritional support in adults with chyle leaks},
  author={Krishnan Sriram and Robert A Meguid and Michael Marwan Meguid},
  volume={32 2},
We provide a practical approach to the complex management problem of chyle leaks that occur after surgical procedures or trauma, or when they occur spontaneously in association with malignancies. The volume of chyle loss causes significant problems due to loss of fluid, electrolytes, proteins, and lymphocytes, causing deleterious effects on wound healing and immunity. Enteral feeding is not always possible as long chain fatty acids are absorbed through the intestinal lacteals, the original… CONTINUE READING
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