How are chylous effusions managed?

Updated: Dec 28, 2018
  • Author: Kamran Boka, MD, MS; Chief Editor: Guy W Soo Hoo, MD, MPH  more...
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Chylous effusions are usually managed by dietary and surgical modalities. However, studies suggest that somatostatin analogues also may help in reducing the efflux of chyle into the pleural space.


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