Tension chylothorax after coronary artery bypass graft surgery


KARA H., UZUN K., Bozok S.

TURK GOGUS KALP DAMAR CERRAHISI DERGISI-TURKISH JOURNAL OF THORACIC AND CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY, vol.22, no.2, pp.419-422, 2014 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 22 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.5606/tgkdc.dergisi.2014.8017
  • Title of Journal : TURK GOGUS KALP DAMAR CERRAHISI DERGISI-TURKISH JOURNAL OF THORACIC AND CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY
  • Page Numbers: pp.419-422

Abstract

Chylothorax is a rare yet serious complication after coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG), with a poor prognosis, unless left untreated appropriately. A 70-year-old male patient, who underwent CABG with internal thoracic artery and saphenous vein grafts three weeks prior was admitted to the emergency service with severe dyspnea and shock. Chest X-ray revealed left-sided massive pleural effusion. The patient was diagnosed with tension chylothorax and a left tube thoracostomy was performed. The patient was then discharged with conservative treatment.