Combined occurrence of chyloperitoneum and chylothorax after retroperitoneal surgery

G. Muns, S. I. Rennard, A. A. Floreani

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Abstract

Chyloperitoneum is a rare complication of abdominal or retroperitoneal surgery, and the combined occurrence of chylothorax and chyloperitoneum bas been reported in only a few cases. We describe a case of this complication, which became clinically apparent 20 days after a Warren shunt operation. The large chylous effusion compromised breathing and required chest tube drainage, pleurodesis, medium chain triglyceride (MCT) diet, and, later, total parenteral nutrition (TPN). The patient made a full recovery on TPN for 5 weeks.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)185-187
Number of pages3
JournalEuropean Respiratory Journal
Volume8
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 1995

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Chylous Ascites
Chylothorax
Total Parenteral Nutrition
Pleurodesis
Chest Tubes
Drainage
Respiration
Triglycerides
Diet

Keywords

  • Chest tube drainage
  • Chyloperitoneum
  • Chylothorax
  • Pleurodesis
  • Warren shunt

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  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine

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Combined occurrence of chyloperitoneum and chylothorax after retroperitoneal surgery. / Muns, G.; Rennard, S. I.; Floreani, A. A.

In: European Respiratory Journal, Vol. 8, No. 1, 01.03.1995, p. 185-187.

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Muns, G. ; Rennard, S. I. ; Floreani, A. A. / Combined occurrence of chyloperitoneum and chylothorax after retroperitoneal surgery. In: European Respiratory Journal. 1995 ; Vol. 8, No. 1. pp. 185-187.
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