Japanese Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery Vol46,No3

Octreotide for Treatment of Chylorrhea after Internal Thoracic Artery Harvest

Mamoru Hamuro Kenji Yamamoto Tomoyuki Yamada
Sakae Enomoto

(Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Okamura Memorial Hospital*, Shizuoka, Japan)

Chylorrhea is a rare complication after cardiothoracic surgery, occurring in 0.5-2% of patients. It is extremely rare after coronary artery bypass grafting. The initial management of chylorrhea is conservative, but if it is unsuccessful, surgical intervention is indicated. Recently, some cases treated with octreotide have been reported. We report two cases of chylorrhea after internal thoracic artery harvest treated with octreotide.


Jpn. J. Cardiovasc. Surg. 46:111-113(2017)

Keywords:chylorrhea;octreotide;CABG;internal thoracic artery

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