The effectiveness of octreotide in postoperative chylothorax

L. Rosti, A. Giamberti, G. Pomè, E. Mazza, A. Frigiola, M. Carminati

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Chylothorax is a rare complication of thoracic surgery. Treatment of this potentially harmful condition is not well established and may comprise dietary interventions, total parenteral nutrition, or surgery. Somatostatin and its analogues seem effective in its management. We report on an infant with postoperative chylothorax effectively treated with continuous intravenous infusion of octreotide, a somatostatin analogue.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)319-321
Number of pages3
JournalItalian Journal of Pediatrics
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2002


  • Chylothorax
  • Congenital heart defects
  • Heart surgery
  • Octreotide
  • Somatostatin

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health


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