Chylothorax following penetrating injury

Y. Kluger, B. Sagie, Y. Chemo, A. Ravid, Y. Paz, J. Klausner

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We describe a 19-year-old man with 9 stab wounds of the chest. Initial evaluation revealed paraplegia at the D-10 level and bilateral hemothorax. 2 days after admission right-sided chylothorax was diagnosed. Fasting and total parenteral nutrition resulted in complete clearance. Chylothorax can cause major metabolic consequences, but prompt treatment results in full recovery.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)496-498, 502
Issue number6
StatePublished - 15 Mar 1998
Externally publishedYes


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