Current Thoracic Surgery 2023 , Vol 8 , Issue 3
Tuberous sclerosis and chylothorax
Burcu Oksuz Gungor1,Sami Karapolat1,Omer Topaloglu1,Atila Turkyilmaz1
1Department of Thoracic Surgery, Karadeniz Technical University Faculty of Medicine, Trabzon, Turkey DOI : 10.26663/cts.2023.0029 Viewed : 605 - Downloaded : 185 A 48-year-old female with tuberous sclerosis admitted with shortness of breath. The chest radiography revealed a left sided hydropneumothorax. A tube thoracostomy was and 2000 cc of chylous fluid was drained. As the daily drainage was not reduced, ligation of the thoracic duct was performed. The patient was discharged uneventfully. In cases of tuberous sclerosis presenting with chylothorax, a successful treatment can be applied with early thoracic duct mass ligation. Keywords : tuberous sclerosis, chylothorax, surgery