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Thoracoscopic treatment of postoperative chylothorax after coronary bypass surgery.
  1. J P Janssen,
  2. H J Joosten,
  3. P E Postmus
  1. Department of Pulmonology, Canisius Wilhelmina Hospital, Nijmegen, The Netherlands.


    Chylothorax after sternotomy for aortocoronary bypass surgery is a rare but serious complication. To avoid lateral thoracotomy a left sided thoracoscopy was performed and the site of the leakage was immediately found and successfully clipped.

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