Peripheral parenteral nutrition in a case of chyle leak following neck dissection.

@article{Morris2004PeripheralPN,
  title={Peripheral parenteral nutrition in a case of chyle leak following neck dissection.},
  author={Stephen A. C. Morris and Stephen J. Taylor},
  journal={Journal of human nutrition and dietetics : the official journal of the British Dietetic Association},
  year={2004},
  volume={17 2},
  pages={153-5}
}
Chylothorax is an uncommon condition which is potentially life-threatening if untreated. The following case study of a 75-year-old man with chyle leak following surgery shows how prompt dietetic action prevented further compromise in immune function and nutritional status. Dietetic recommendation to minimize enteral intake rapidly stopped chyle flow and promoted wound closure. Peripheral parenteral nutrition (PPN) was administered in order to prevent malnutrition. There is limited literature… CONTINUE READING

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