The Journal of Cardiothoracic Trauma

IMAGES IN CARDIOTHORACIC TRAUMA
Year
: 2020  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 39-

Thoracic duct injury after gunshot wound of the chest


José Luis Ruiz Pier1, Serrano Jaimes Jesús2, Moreno Galeana Salvador3,  
1 Cardiothoracic Surgeon at Hospital de Traumatología “Victorio de la Fuente Narváez” Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social, Mexico City, Mexico
2 General Surgery Resident at Nuevo Sanatorio Durango, Mexico City, Mexico
3 General Surgery Resident at Centro Médico Nacional la Raza, Mexico City, Mexico

Correspondence Address:
José Luis Ruiz Pier
Cardiothoracic Surgeon at Hospital de Traumatología “Victorio de la Fuente Narváez” Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social, Mexico City
Mexico




How to cite this article:
Ruiz Pier JL, Jesús SJ, Salvador MG. Thoracic duct injury after gunshot wound of the chest.J Cardiothorac Trauma 2020;5:39-39


How to cite this URL:
Ruiz Pier JL, Jesús SJ, Salvador MG. Thoracic duct injury after gunshot wound of the chest. J Cardiothorac Trauma [serial online] 2020 [cited 2021 Dec 6 ];5:39-39
Available from: https://www.jctt.org/text.asp?2020/5/1/39/304871


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A 42-year-old female patient with a gunshot wound of 1.5 cm located in the left posterior axillary line of the 8th intercostal space and another wound in the right anterior axillary line of the 8th intercostal space. The patient was in profound shock, peritoneal irritation, and bilateral hemopneumothorax. Laparotomy showed hemoperitoneum, a grade II hepatic lesion and a diaphragmatic rupture. These lesions were repaired. The chest tube drainage was milky; therefore, the initial management was nothing by the mouth, total parenteral nutrition, and octreotide, but the drainage did not diminish and the patient went for surgical exploration and ligature of the thoracic duct [Figure 1],[Figure 2],[Figure 3]. The patient postoperative course was satisfactory. Nutrition by mouth instituted at the 4th day, the chest tubes were removed at the 5th postoperative day, and the patient was discharged home after a hospital stay of 30 days.{Figure 1}{Figure 2}{Figure 3}