Article Abstract

Reverse posterior diaphragm plication for the treatment of intraoperative voluminous chylothorax

Authors: Leonardo Duranti, Alessandro Pardolesi, Luca Tavecchio, Luigi Rolli, Ugo Pastorino


Chylothorax is an uncommon but severe complication, often challenging to treat. In this study, we describe an alternative surgical technique for the management of intraoperative chylothorax occurred in young male patients that underwent left thoracotomy for resection of metastatic teratoma.