Chylothorax. A review of the literature and report of 3 cases

Hesseling P. B. ; Hoffman H. (1981)

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The applied anatomy of the thoracic duct, the physiology of chyle and the pathogenesis and management of chylothorax are briefly reviewed. Three cases of chylothorax in children (1 neonate, 1) infant who had undergone cardiac surgery and 1 child with lymphocytic lymphoma) are presented.

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