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Synonyms for effusion

flow under pressure

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1) A chylous effusion is usually related to malignancies, or surgically or otherwise traumatised thoracic duct or its tributaries, but it can also be caused by TB or sarcoidosis.
2007 L pneumothorax Betadine pleurodesis Successful R: right, L: left, chy: chylous effusion, hg: ligation, px: pneumothorax, lv: intravenous, TPN: total parenteral nutrition
24) Lim reported the largest series of patients with chylous effusion following cardiac surgery; (25) intravenous somatostatin was effective in all 9 patients.
The management of these patients includes drainage of the chylous effusion and dietary limitation of fat intake, as well as other surgical and medical therapy.