Successful treatment of postoperative chylothorax using an external pleuroperitoneal shunt

Steven P. Cummings, David A. Wyatt, Joseph W. Baker, Terry L. Flanagan, William D. Spotnitz, Bradley M. Rodgers, Irving L. Kron, Curtis G. Tribble

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Abstract

We report 3 patients with chylothorax who were successfully managed as outpatients using external pleuroperitoneal shunts. This external shunt has the advantage over subcutaneously placed shunts of pumping large volumes of fluid with each compression of the pumping chamber, of not causing the discomfort associated with pumping a subcutaneous chamber, of not becoming difficult to find in the subcutaneous space, and of being constructed of larger components which do not kink or become easily clogged with fibrinous debris.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)276-278
Number of pages3
JournalThe Annals of Thoracic Surgery
Volume54
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1992
Externally publishedYes

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Chylothorax
Indwelling Catheters
Pleura
Peritoneal Cavity
Outpatients
Therapeutics

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  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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Cummings, S. P., Wyatt, D. A., Baker, J. W., Flanagan, T. L., Spotnitz, W. D., Rodgers, B. M., ... Tribble, C. G. (1992). Successful treatment of postoperative chylothorax using an external pleuroperitoneal shunt. The Annals of Thoracic Surgery, 54(2), 276-278. https://doi.org/10.1016/0003-4975(92)91383-K

Successful treatment of postoperative chylothorax using an external pleuroperitoneal shunt. / Cummings, Steven P.; Wyatt, David A.; Baker, Joseph W.; Flanagan, Terry L.; Spotnitz, William D.; Rodgers, Bradley M.; Kron, Irving L.; Tribble, Curtis G.

In: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery, Vol. 54, No. 2, 08.1992, p. 276-278.

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Cummings, SP, Wyatt, DA, Baker, JW, Flanagan, TL, Spotnitz, WD, Rodgers, BM, Kron, IL & Tribble, CG 1992, 'Successful treatment of postoperative chylothorax using an external pleuroperitoneal shunt', The Annals of Thoracic Surgery, vol. 54, no. 2, pp. 276-278. https://doi.org/10.1016/0003-4975(92)91383-K
Cummings, Steven P. ; Wyatt, David A. ; Baker, Joseph W. ; Flanagan, Terry L. ; Spotnitz, William D. ; Rodgers, Bradley M. ; Kron, Irving L. ; Tribble, Curtis G. / Successful treatment of postoperative chylothorax using an external pleuroperitoneal shunt. In: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery. 1992 ; Vol. 54, No. 2. pp. 276-278.
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