Chylothorax - A complication of subclavian vein catheterization

R. P. Ruggiero, Garson Caruso

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Abstract

Insertion complications of subclavian vein catheter placement are well documented. Thoracic duct injury is a potential problem which has rarely been reported. A patient with duct injury and resultant chylothorax is presented. The management of this problem is discussed with emphasis placed on chyle leakage from both the nutritional and mechanical aspect. The anatomy and function of the thoracic duct as well as the pathophysiology and treatment of chylothorax are detailed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)750-753
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
Volume9
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1985
Externally publishedYes

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Chylothorax
Subclavian Vein
Thoracic Duct
Catheterization
Chyle
Thoracic Injuries
Anatomy
Catheters
Wounds and Injuries
Therapeutics

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  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Nutrition and Dietetics

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Chylothorax - A complication of subclavian vein catheterization. / Ruggiero, R. P.; Caruso, Garson.

In: Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition, Vol. 9, No. 6, 01.01.1985, p. 750-753.

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