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Use of the Denver pleuroperitoneal shunt in the treatment of chylothorax secondary to filariasis.
  1. N D Kitchen,
  2. D B Hocken,
  3. R M Greenhalgh,
  4. D K Kaplan
  1. Department of Surgery, Charling Cross and Westminster Medical School, London.


    A 57 year old woman developed a chylothorax as a result of having had filariasis as a child. This failed to respond to conservative measures but was successfully managed by means of a Denver pleuroperitoneal shunt.

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