Bo Wei* and Fusheng Jiang
Department of Thoracic Surgery, Capital Medical University, ChinaFulltext PDF
Postoperative chylothorax remains an uncommon but potentially life-threatening complication of various intrathoracic procedures, and the ideal management of this condition is still controversial. We report the treatment of four patients with chylothorax after thoracic surgical procedures during the year of 2010 and 2011. Instead of surgical intervention, their management had succeeded in bedside intrapleural talc slurry administration. We think the confirmed effectively, fast rehabilitation, the availability and low cost of the product and the ease of bedside administration makes talc slurry pleurodesis an attractive treatment for postoperative chylothorax without trapped lungs.
Postoperative chylothorax; Treatment; Bedside
Wei B, Jiang F. Successful Treatment of Postoperative Chylothorax Using Bedside Talc Slurry Pleurodesis. Clin Surg. 2017; 2: 1323.