Chylothorax post thoracoscopic surgery for an anterior mediastinal tumor

Chylothorax post thoracoscopic surgery for an anterior mediastinal tumor Chylothorax after anterior mediastinal surgery is rare. We treated a 39-year-old woman who presented with progressive dyspnea over 6 months. Chest computed tomography revealed a 12-cm round mass in the right anterior mediastinum. She underwent video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery for successful excision of the tumor; however, the surgery was complicated by the development of chylothorax. It was treated surgically with no recurrence of the tumor and/or chylothorax for 2 years. Chylothorax should be recognized as a postsurgical complication of anterior mediastinal tumors. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png General Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery Springer Journals

Chylothorax post thoracoscopic surgery for an anterior mediastinal tumor

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Publisher
Springer Journals
Copyright
Copyright © 2017 by The Japanese Association for Thoracic Surgery
Subject
Medicine & Public Health; Thoracic Surgery; Cardiac Surgery; Cardiology; Surgical Oncology
ISSN
1863-6705
eISSN
1863-6713
D.O.I.
10.1007/s11748-017-0865-y
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Abstract

Chylothorax after anterior mediastinal surgery is rare. We treated a 39-year-old woman who presented with progressive dyspnea over 6 months. Chest computed tomography revealed a 12-cm round mass in the right anterior mediastinum. She underwent video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery for successful excision of the tumor; however, the surgery was complicated by the development of chylothorax. It was treated surgically with no recurrence of the tumor and/or chylothorax for 2 years. Chylothorax should be recognized as a postsurgical complication of anterior mediastinal tumors.

Journal

General Thoracic and Cardiovascular SurgerySpringer Journals

Published: Nov 16, 2017

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