chylothorax


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chylothorax

[¦kīl·ō¦thȯr‚aks]
(medicine)
An accumulation of chyle in the pleural cavity.
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Ten major post-op complications were defined as: low cardiac output syndrome (state); cardio-respiratory insufficiency requiring re-intubation; bleeding or residual defect requiring re-operation; new onset seizure; complete atrioventricular (AV) block requiring permanent pacemaker; acute renal failure requiring temporary dialysis; pericardial effusion requiring drainage; pleural effusion requiring drainage; pneumothorax requiring insertion of chest tube; and chylothorax.
Leydig cell tumors and mononuclear cell leukemia), unresolved issues regarding its declining fertility, occurrence of sporadic seizures, and chylothorax.
The clinical presentation includes progressive breathlessness often accompanied by recurrent pneumothoraces and chylothorax.
Chylothorax is an uncommon complication of thoracic surgery associated with significant morbidity and extended hospital stay.
The term chylothorax is used to describe this fluid because the fluid resembles the appearance of chyle, which is the milky fluid taken up by the lacteals from the intestines during digestion.
A wide variety of fetal abnormalities have been addressed via operative fetoscopy, including Twin-Twin Transfusion Syndrome (TTTS) or other fetal conditions associated with multiple gestation, fetal chylothorax and obstruction of the fetal urinary tract.
Some studies reported that many diseases such as chylothorax, lymphoma, and portal hypertension could lead to changes in the morphology and function of the terminal TD.
IJ thrombosis itself can have serious potentially lifethreatening complications that include systemic sepsis, chylothorax, papilledema, airway edema, and pulmonary embolism.
A high suspicion of thoracic duct cyst is important for identifying and ligating the duct to prevent complications such as chile leak or chylothorax.
For example, the F344/N rat typically used by the NTP has high background incidences of testicular Leydig cell tumors and mononuclear cell leukemia, along with unresolved issues about declining fertility, sporadic seizures, and chylothorax (accumulation of lymphatic fluid in the pleural cavity, which can result from lymphoma).