Article Text

PDF

Chylothorax secondary to obstruction of the superior vena cava: a complication of the LeVeen shunt.
  1. W H Warren,
  2. J S Altman,
  3. S A Gregory
  1. Department of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, Rush-Presbyterian-St Luke's Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois.

    Abstract

    A case of thrombosis of the superior vena cava was complicated by bilateral chylothoraces and a widened mediastinum. Removal of a clotted LeVeen shunt led to prompt resolution of the obstruction and chylothoraces.

    Statistics from Altmetric.com

    Request permissions

    If you wish to reuse any or all of this article please use the link below which will take you to the Copyright Clearance Center’s RightsLink service. You will be able to get a quick price and instant permission to reuse the content in many different ways.