Chylothorax in Gorham's syndrome: A common complication of a rare disease

M. L H Tie, G. A. Poland, E. C. Rosenow

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Abstract

One hundred forty-six cases of Gorham's syndrome are documented in the literature. Twenty-five (17 percent) patients have been reported to have chylothorax as a complication. To our knowledge, this high incidence of chylothorax has not been reported previously. We describe two such patients treated by thoracic duct ligation and compared our results with others to support early surgical intervention via a low right-sided thoracotomy in these cases.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)208-213
Number of pages6
JournalChest
Volume105
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1994

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Chylothorax
Rare Diseases
Thoracic Duct
Thoracotomy
Ligation
Incidence

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Tie, M. L. H., Poland, G. A., & Rosenow, E. C. (1994). Chylothorax in Gorham's syndrome: A common complication of a rare disease. Chest, 105(1), 208-213.

Chylothorax in Gorham's syndrome : A common complication of a rare disease. / Tie, M. L H; Poland, G. A.; Rosenow, E. C.

In: Chest, Vol. 105, No. 1, 1994, p. 208-213.

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Tie, MLH, Poland, GA & Rosenow, EC 1994, 'Chylothorax in Gorham's syndrome: A common complication of a rare disease', Chest, vol. 105, no. 1, pp. 208-213.
Tie MLH, Poland GA, Rosenow EC. Chylothorax in Gorham's syndrome: A common complication of a rare disease. Chest. 1994;105(1):208-213.
Tie, M. L H ; Poland, G. A. ; Rosenow, E. C. / Chylothorax in Gorham's syndrome : A common complication of a rare disease. In: Chest. 1994 ; Vol. 105, No. 1. pp. 208-213.
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