Successful octreotide treatment of chylothorax following coronary artery bypass grafting procedure. A case report and review of the literature.

Chylothorax occurs in 0.25 to 0.50% of cardiac operations performed through thoracotomy incisions and is more unusual after median sternotomy. A case of chylothorax following coronary artery bypass grafting is presented. Combined treatment with pleural drainage, "nothing per os", total parenteral nutrition and subcutaneous injection of somatostatin was… (More)