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.
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Italian Journal of Pediatrics|
|Publication status||Published - Aug 2002|
- Congenital heart defects
- Heart surgery
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health