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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.


    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.

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