Quilotórax a tensión: Reporte de dos casos

Constanza Pinochet V., Alejandro Donoso F., Pablo Cruces R.

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Resumen

Thoracic duct injury is a well described entity as complication from cardiothoracic surgery. However tension chylothorax is rare, and may become a life-threating condition. Objective: To present 2 pediatric patients who developed hemodynamic and respiratory failures secondary to chylothorax. Patients: The first patient was a 2-month-old boy who developed chylothorax three weeks after a Norwood-Sano surgery; he showed a severe respiratory and hemodynamic collapse. The second patient was a one-month old baby who developed an acute respiratory failure and oliguria two days after a patent ductus arteriosus surgery. In both cases the chest tube placement resulted in the release of chyle under pressure and resolution of the symptoms. Conclusions: These two cases demostrate how chylothorax may provoke severe hemodynamic and respiratory effects. Early recognition and treatment of this condition is important for improved outcome.

Título traducido de la contribuciónTension chylothorax: Two case reports
Idioma originalEspañol
Páginas (desde-hasta)256-260
Número de páginas5
PublicaciónRevista Chilena de Pediatria
Volumen80
N.º3
EstadoPublicada - jun 2009

Palabras clave

  • Chyle
  • Chylothorax
  • Pleural efusión
  • Tension chylothorax

Áreas temáticas de ASJC Scopus

  • Pediatría, perinaltología y salud infantil

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