Chylothorax

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Chylothorax is a defect of ductus thoracicus → chylous leaks into the pleural cavity.

Causes[edit | edit source]

  • Malignant process (up to 75 %),
  • lymphangioleiomyomatosis,
  • trauma,
  • idiopathic.

Diagnosis[edit | edit source]

  • Proof of TAG in puncture (> 1,24 mmol/l), chylomicrons.

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Therapy[edit | edit source]

  • Surgical revision with suture of ductus thoracicus; adjustment of malnutrition.

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Kategorie:Pneumologie Kategorie:Vnitřní lékařství Kategorie:Chirurgie Kategorie:Traumatologie