Percutaneous embolization of thoracic duct injury.

@article{Bonn2000PercutaneousEO,
  title={Percutaneous embolization of thoracic duct injury.},
  author={Joseph Bonn and David C Sperling and Paul Walinsky and Joseph Mannion},
  journal={Circulation},
  year={2000},
  volume={102 2},
  pages={268-9}
}
A53-year-old woman with coronary artery disease presented with dyspnea 4 days after aortic valve replacement and coronary artery revascularization with a left internal mammary graft to the left anterior descending coronary artery. Frontal chest radiography 8 days after surgery revealed a large left pleural effusion (Figure 1) that on needle aspiration was characterized grossly and chemically as a chylothorax. After reaccumulation of the pleural effusion 3 days later, a tube thoracostomy was… CONTINUE READING
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