Tension chylothorax complicating acute malignant airway obstruction

Marco Piastra, Antonio Ruggiero, Gabriella De Rosa, Giorgio Conti, Domenico Pietrini, Daniela Rizzo, Laura Marzano, Giorgio Attina', Daniele De Luca

Risultato della ricerca: Contributo in rivistaArticolo in rivista

Abstract

Acute upper airway obstruction represents one of the most challenging emergencies in pediatric practice. In particular, a tension chylothorax complicating a malignant airway obstruction is a rare and life-threatening complication. We report a rapidly progressing tension chylothorax associated with a cervical mass in a 10-month-old male infant. To our knowledge, the extension of a cervical mass to the supraclavear region resulting in a compressive chylothorax represents an exceptional event in pediatrics. Early recognition and prompt treatment resulted to be essential to relieve the compression and to avoid end-stage hemodynamic and respiratory function derangement
Lingua originaleEnglish
pagine (da-a)406-408
Numero di pagine3
RivistaPediatric Emergency Care
Stato di pubblicazionePubblicato - 2011

Keywords

  • Malignant air way obstruction

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