Treatment of Chylothorax by Robotic Thoracic Duct Ligation

Kari J. Thompson, Kemp H. Kernstine, Frederic W. Grannis, Pablo Mojica, Andres Falabella

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Abstract

This is the first report describing the use of robotic technology for the treatment of chylothorax. We present a 22-year-old with mixed embryonal cell and seminoma germ cell cancer refractory to medical and surgical treatment. The patient had rising markers and a growing left lower lung lobe metastasis. After left lower lobectomy, left-sided chylothorax developed. Conservative management failed, and a robotic right-sided thoracic duct ligation was performed. Other treatment options are reviewed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)334-336
Number of pages3
JournalAnnals of Thoracic Surgery
Volume85
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2008

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Chylothorax
Thoracic Duct
Robotics
Ligation
Seminoma
Germ Cell and Embryonal Neoplasms
Therapeutics
Neoplasm Metastasis
Technology
Lung

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  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Surgery

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Treatment of Chylothorax by Robotic Thoracic Duct Ligation. / Thompson, Kari J.; Kernstine, Kemp H.; Grannis, Frederic W.; Mojica, Pablo; Falabella, Andres.

In: Annals of Thoracic Surgery, Vol. 85, No. 1, 01.2008, p. 334-336.

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Thompson, Kari J. ; Kernstine, Kemp H. ; Grannis, Frederic W. ; Mojica, Pablo ; Falabella, Andres. / Treatment of Chylothorax by Robotic Thoracic Duct Ligation. In: Annals of Thoracic Surgery. 2008 ; Vol. 85, No. 1. pp. 334-336.
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