chylothorax


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chylothorax

[¦kīl·ō¦thȯr‚aks]
(medicine)
An accumulation of chyle in the pleural cavity.
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Ligation of thoracic duct for chylothorax due to blunt trauma.
Radiographic findings may include massive chylothorax, bilateral pulmonary infiltrates, splenomegaly, and translucent bone lesions.
The results showed no bacterial growth and a fluid triglyceride level of 3032 mg/dL, confirming the diagnosis of chylothorax.
Abstract: Chylothorax occurs when a disruption in the thoracic duct allows chyle to escape into the pleural space.
5 10) Chylous leaks usually occur during the immediate postoperative period as chylous fistulas or as chylothorax.
The placement of these catheters has been associated with various complications including pneumothorax, hemothorax, hydrothorax, chylothorax, arrhythmias, cardiac tamponade, hematoma formation, air embolism, infection, injury to the great vessels, thrombosis, injury to the brachial plexus, injury to the phrenic nerve, and death.
Among the conditions it will address are chylopericardium and chylothorax, resulting from the leakage of lymphatic fluid into the sac around the heart and into the thoracic cavity, respectively.
18] No child in our series developed chylothorax as a complication of the sternotomy.
But then we had a few complications after that surgery when he developed something called Chylothorax, which is basically an accumulation of fluid around the lungs and his heart.