Successful management of intractable chylothorax in Gorham-Stout disease by awake thoracoscopic surgery

Masafumi Noda, Chiaki Endo, Yasushi Hoshikawa, Naoya Ishibashi, Takaya Suzuki, Yoshinori Okada, Takashi Kondo

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Abstract

Gorham-Stout is an extremely rare disease, which is characterized by proliferation of vascular and lymphatic bone structures. A 15-year-old male patient was the diagnosis of Gorham-Stout disease of the cervical spine with chylothorax. Awake thoracoscopic ablation was performed using bronchoscopic tools and awake thoracoscopic debridement of the thoracoscopic cavities and chemical pleurodesis with OK-432 were repeated. The amount of drained liquid was controlled. There was no recurrence of pleural effusion.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)356-358
Number of pages3
JournalGeneral Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Volume61
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 06-2013

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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