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Case Studies | Medical Surgical | India | Volume 7 Issue 2, February 2018
Chylothorax after Blunt Trauma: Case Report and Review of Literature
Abstract: Chylothorax is an accumulation of chyle in the pleural cavity due to a disruption of the thoracic duct. Traumatic chylothoracies are usually the result of penetrating trauma and disruption of the thoracic duct. Blunt trauma causing a chylothorax is rare but, it should be considered in patients who sustain chest trauma and then develop a pleural effusion as it can lead to significant morbidity and mortality. This article reviews the diagnosis and treatment of this condition.
Keywords: chest trauma, chylothorax, surgical emergency, trauma
Edition: Volume 7 Issue 2, February 2018,
Pages: 1137 - 1139