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.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine