Massive Chylothorax Following Gunshot Injury to the Left Supraclavicular Region: Case Report and Literature Review
International Journal of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
Volume 5, Issue 1, January 2019, Pages: 18-20
Received: Dec. 24, 2018; Accepted: Jan. 21, 2019; Published: May 8, 2019
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Abubakar Umar, Cardiothoracic Surgery Unit, Department of Surgery, Usmanu Danfodiyo University / Usmanu Danfodiyo University Teaching Hospital, Sokoto, Nigeria
Salisu Ismail, Cardiothoracic Surgery Unit, Department of Surgery, Usmanu Danfodiyo University Teaching Hospital, Sokoto, Nigeria
Abdullahi Abdulkarim Aitek, Department of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care, Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Usmanu Danfodiyo University Teaching Hospital, Sokoto, Nigeria
Aliyu Abdulrahman, Department of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care, Usmanu Danfodiyo University Teaching Hospital, Sokoto, Nigeria
Galadima Ibrahim, Department of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care, Usmanu Danfodiyo University Teaching Hospital, Sokoto, Nigeria
Maishanu Moyijo, Cardiothoracic Surgery Unit, Department of Surgery, Usmanu Danfodiyo University Teaching Hospital, Sokoto, Nigeria
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Abstract
Chylothorax is defined as accumulation of chyle in the pleural space. Various aetiologies have been identified. Direct injury to the thoracic duct following gunshot injury is rare. When it occurs close to the point of entry into the confluence of the internal jugular and subclavian veins, it can lead to massive chylothorax with devastating consequences. A case of gunshot to the root of the neck with massive chylothorax with haemodynamic instability is hereby presented.
Keywords
Chylothorax, Gunshot Injury, Thoracic Duct
To cite this article
Abubakar Umar, Salisu Ismail, Abdullahi Abdulkarim Aitek, Aliyu Abdulrahman, Galadima Ibrahim, Maishanu Moyijo, Massive Chylothorax Following Gunshot Injury to the Left Supraclavicular Region: Case Report and Literature Review, International Journal of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery. Vol. 5, No. 1, 2019, pp. 18-20. doi: 10.11648/j.ijcts.20190501.14
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