ISSN : 1301-5680
e-ISSN : 2149-8156
Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     
Tension chylothorax after coronary artery bypass graft surgery
Hakan Kara1, Kemal Uzun1, Şahin Bozok2
Özel Giresun Ada Hastanesi, Kalp ve Damar Cerrahisi Kliniği, Giresun, Türkiye
1Özel Giresun Ada Hastanesi, Kalp ve Damar Cerrahisi Kliniği, Giresun, Türkiye
2Recep Tayyip Erdoğan Üniversitesi Eğitim ve Araştırma Hastanesi, Kalp ve Damar Cerrahisi Anabilim Dalı, Rize, Türkiye
DOI : 10.5606/tgkdc.dergisi.2014.8017
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.
Keywords : Chylothorax; coronary artery bypass grafting; tension chylothorax
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