Chylothorax is a rare complication of coronary artery by-pass grafting. We present two patients who developed a left chylothorax at one week and l4 days postcoronary artery by-pass grafting. In both cases an internal mammary artery graft was harvested. Nonoperative therapy, which included adequate pleural drainage and a low fat diet, lead to successful resolution of the chylous leak in each instance.
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 1994|
- coronary artery by-pass grafting
- mammary artery, internal