Post-traumatic chylothorax needs surgical approach when conservative treatment is not successful to reduce chyle leakage. Thoracic duct ligation requires thoracoscopic or thoracotomic access. The authors report on a surgical thoracotomic approach to a severe and unremitting thoracic duct lesion after IX and X ribs and vertebral fractures.
|Translated title of the contribution||Successful management of severe unremitting chylothorax after thoraci trauma|
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Annali Italiani di Chirurgia|
|Publication status||Published - Mar 2007|
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