Chylothorax after posterior spinal instrumentation and fusion

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Chylothorax occurred in a 16-year-old girl after posterior spinal fusion and instrumentation for idiopathic scoliosis. Nonoperative management, including chest tube drainage for 26 days and total parenteral nutrition, successfully treated this unusual complication after a posterior spinal fusion.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)229-232
Number of pages4
JournalClinical orthopaedics and related research
Issue number261
StatePublished - Dec 1 1990


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