Resolution of persistent late postoperative chylothorax after coil occlusion of aortopulmonary collaterals

Int J Cardiol. 2007 Feb 7;115(2):e80-2. doi: 10.1016/j.ijcard.2006.08.074. Epub 2006 Nov 28.


We report on successful treatment of persistent late postoperative chylothorax with coil occlusion of significant aortopulmonary collaterals in a young infant with functionally univentricular heart after bidirectional cavopulmonary connection.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Letter

MeSH terms

  • Chylothorax / therapy*
  • Embolization, Therapeutic*
  • Female
  • Heart Defects, Congenital / surgery
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Neovascularization, Pathologic / therapy*
  • Postoperative Complications / therapy*
  • Remission Induction
  • Time Factors