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Isolated rupture of the cisterna chyli after blunt trauma. J Pediatr Surg 2000 Apr;35(4):638-40

Date

04/19/2000

Pubmed ID

10770405

DOI

10.1053/jpsu.2000.0350638

Scopus ID

2-s2.0-0034028949 (requires institutional sign-in at Scopus site)   12 Citations

Abstract

An 8-year-old boy was evaluated for blunt abdominal trauma after a motor vehicle crash. In the course of his workup, a computed tomography (CT) scan of the abdomen was suspicious for a duodenal injury. At surgery, the duodenum was found to be normal; however, a rupture of the cisterna chyli was identified. This injury was repaired, and the boy made an uneventful recovery. This report is one of few in the literature describing isolated injury to the cisterna chyli after blunt abdominal trauma.

Author List

Calkins CM, Moore EE, Huerd S, Patten R

Author

Casey Matthew Calkins MD Professor in the Surgery department at Medical College of Wisconsin




MESH terms used to index this publication - Major topics in bold

Abdominal Injuries
Accidents, Traffic
Child
Chylous Ascites
Humans
Male
Rupture
Thoracic Duct
Wounds, Nonpenetrating