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J Pediatr Surg. 1996 Dec;31(12):1696-7.

Child abuse as a cause of traumatic chylothorax.

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Division of Pediatric Surgery, Brown University School of Medicine, Providence, RI, USA.

Abstract

Chylothorax is an uncommon condition that may be associated with significant morbidity and mortality. The authors report a case of traumatic chylothorax attributed to child abuse and describe our management with tube thoracostomy and nutritional support with medium-chain triglycerides. Child abuse should be suspected in any case of chylothorax when no other etiology is evident and particularly when other signs of abuse are present.

PMID:
8986993
DOI:
10.1016/s0022-3468(96)90054-8
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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