Child abuse as a cause of traumatic chylothorax

Kristine J. Guleserian, Brian F. Gilchrist, Francois I. Luks, Conrad W. Wesselhoeft, Frank G. DeLuca

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1696-1697
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Pediatric Surgery
Volume31
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1996

Keywords

  • Chylothorax
  • child abuse
  • medium-chain triglycerides

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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    Guleserian, K. J., Gilchrist, B. F., Luks, F. I., Wesselhoeft, C. W., & DeLuca, F. G. (1996). Child abuse as a cause of traumatic chylothorax. Journal of Pediatric Surgery, 31(12), 1696-1697. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0022-3468(96)90054-8