|Three bottles of chyle drained from a chylothorax|
|Complications||Dehydration, malnutrition, abnormal electrolyte levels, weakened immune system|
|Types||Low output, high output|
|Causes||Complication of surgery, trauma, cancer, infections, lymph vessel abnormalities|
|Diagnostic method||X-ray, CT scan, thoracic MRI, fluid sampling|
|Treatment||Removing fat from the diet, decreasing lymph flow, chest tube, surgery|
|Medication||Octreotide, midodrine, and sirolimus|
|Prognosis||~10% risk of death|
Chylothorax that is present at birth.
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