Generalized lymphatic malformation with chylothorax: Long-term management of a highly morbid condition in a pediatric patient

Wendy Chen, Denise Adams, Manish Patel, Anita Gupta, Roshni Dasgupta*

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Abstract

Generalized lymphatic malformation (GLM) often causes chylothorax, which can be a highly morbid condition. Chylothorax in a pediatric patient with a lymphangiogenic disorder may be especially resistant to therapy, requiring more aggressive measures. We discuss the complex ongoing long-term management of a pediatric patient with GLM who presented with massive, persistent left chylothorax, which resolved by surgical ligation of the thoracic duct and medical management.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)E9-E12
JournalJournal of pediatric surgery
Volume48
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2013
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Chylothorax
  • Generalized lymphatic malformation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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