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MANAGEMENT OF THORACIC DUCT COMPLEX LESIONS (CHYLOTHORAX): EXPERIENCE IN 16 PATIENTS

Authors
  • A Cariati
  • M Taviani
  • G Pescio
  • S Cesaro
  • P Cariati
  • F Conti
  • E Cariati

Abstract

From our experience in 16 patients with persistent chylothorax from fistulas of the thoracic duct or its tributaries, we conclude that no standard treatment is uniformly successful and multimodality therapy should be considered. In selected patients, ananastomosis between ectatic lymphatics or hyperplastic lymph nodes and an adjacent vein may be attempted.

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Cariati, A., Taviani, M., Pescio, G., Cesaro, S., Cariati, P., Conti, F. & Cariati, E., (1996) “MANAGEMENT OF THORACIC DUCT COMPLEX LESIONS (CHYLOTHORAX): EXPERIENCE IN 16 PATIENTS”, Lymphology 29(2), 83-86.

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Published on
04 Sep 1996
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