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October - December 2006: 
Volume 19, Issue 4

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Chylothorax following coronary artery bypass grafting surgery
Abstract
Chylothorax occurs in 0.25 to 0.50% of the cases following open heart surgery. A case of a post- coronary artery by pass grafting surgery chylothorax is presented. Combined treatment with pleural drainage, “nothing per os” diet, total parenteral nutrition and subcutaneous administration of octreotide was effective and led to rapid cessation of chyle production. Pneumon 2006; 19(4):381-384.