Clin Case Rep Int | Volume 6, Issue 1 | Case Report | Open Access

Chylothorax Following Childbirth: A Rare Complication Where Interventional Treatment Seems Mandatory

Arthur Streit*, Joseph Seitlinger, Joëlle Siat and Stéphane Renaud

Department of Thoracic Surgery, Nancy University Hospital, France

*Correspondance to: Arthur Streit 

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Abstract

Chylothorax following childbirth is a rare entity, with only 3 cases described in the literature. We are reporting the case of a 31 years-old Caucasian woman who developed a chylothorax following childbirth, for which interventional radiology was the only successful treatment, after failure of conservative treatments. Regarding the few published cases and our, it seems that interventional treatment should be proposed as soon as postpartum chylothorax is diagnosed. It seems that interventional radiology, because of its small morbidity, should be considered first.

Keywords:

Chylothorax; Childbirth; Lymphography

Citation:

Streit A, Seitlinger J, Siat J, Renaud S. Chylothorax Following Childbirth: A Rare Complication Where Interventional Treatment Seems Mandatory. Clin Case Rep Int. 2022; 6: 1296.

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