Serum and chyle lipids during medium-chain triglyceride feeding in a child with chylothorax.

Because fatty acids with carbon chain lengths below 12 are absorbed almost wholly into the portal venous system, medium-chain triglycerides (MCT), which contain these shorter chain fatty acids, have been used in the treatment of chylothorax and chylous ascites (Fernandes, Van de Kamer, and Weijers, 1955; Hashim et al., 1964; Frank et al., 1966; Poley et al… (More)