Superior Vena Cava Reconstruction for Treatment of Chylothorax Resulting From Thrombosis of Superior Vena Cava in Young Infants.

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BACKGROUND Thrombosis and occlusion of the superior vena cava (SVC) can cause massive chylothorax resulting in significant morbidity and mortality among young infants. Medical therapy is often unsuccessful. We report a new surgical technique that entails open thrombectomy and reconstruction of the SVC and innominate vein to treat this condition. METHODS… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2015.06.021

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@article{Kumar2015SuperiorVC, title={Superior Vena Cava Reconstruction for Treatment of Chylothorax Resulting From Thrombosis of Superior Vena Cava in Young Infants.}, author={T K Susheel Kumar and Saradha Subramanian and Shyam K. Sathanandam and John Hunter Alexander and Mohammed Usman Ali and Christopher J. Knott-Craig}, journal={The Annals of thoracic surgery}, year={2015}, volume={100 4}, pages={1432-6} }