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Intrapleural streptokinase for the treatment of chylothorax

Kuan, Yeh Chunn and How, Soon Hin and Ng, Teck Han and Abdul Rani, Mohammed Fauzi (2011) Intrapleural streptokinase for the treatment of chylothorax. Respiratory Care, 56 (12). pp. 1953-5. ISSN 0020-1324

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Chylothorax is suspected when milky white turbid fluid is obtained from thoracocentesis. Conservative management usually involves intercostal tube drainage, dietary restriction, and total parenteral nutrition. Surgery is indicated when conservative management fails. We describe a young woman with idiopathic chylothorax who failed conservative therapy but refused surgery. We instilled intrapleural streptokinase, which improved her condition.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 5950/12679
Uncontrolled Keywords: chylothorax; streptokinase; pleural effusion; chylothorax.
Subjects: R Medicine > RC Internal medicine
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Medicine > Department of Internal Medicine
Depositing User: Dr Yeh Chunn Kuan
Date Deposited: 27 Jan 2012 08:43
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 11:39
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/12679

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