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Table 1

Data of Postoperative chylothorax after cardiothoracic surgery in children.

Case Age/Sex Underlying disease Type of operation Triglyceride levels in pleural fluid (mmol/l) Total number of cells and lymphocytes (cells/ml) Site Drainage days
1* 5mo/F VSD + PS, TGA Total repair 1.8 2350 Left 30
2 1d/F TGA Arterial switch 4.4 2550 Right 25
3 1yr/M VSD VSD repair 10.5 2398 Bilateral 6
4* 1mo/M VSD + ASD Closure of ASD/VSD 2.1 1106 Bilateral 35
5 7mo/F ECD, ECD repair 2.5 2650 Right No drainage
6 1mo/M CDH CDH repair 1.4 987 Left 9
7 8mo/F TOF TOF repair 5.9 1108 Bilateral R:30, L:29
8# 4d/F TAPVR Correction of TAPVR 14.7 8700 Bilateral R:32, L:4
9 2yr/F Large PDA PDA ligation 1.6 1658 Left 28
10 20d/F PDA PDA ligation 8.8 6790 Left 28
11 1d/F TGA Arterial switch 1.4 3709 Left 20
12 2yr/M RV hypoplasia Hemi-Fontan 2.3 1146 Right 16
13 1yr/F ECD + TOF Repair of ECD, TOF 2.2 3799 Left 19
14 3yr/F VSD VSD repair 2.3 9780 Left 7
*

Performed pleural-peritoneal shunting,

#

expired on postoperative day 49

M = male, F = female, R = right, L = left, VSD = ventricular septal defect, ASD = atrial septal defect, EDC = endocardial cushion defect, CDH = congenital diagram hernia, TOF = Totralogy of Fallot, TAPVR = Total anomalous pulmonary venous return, PDA = patent ductus arteriosus, TGA = transposition of the great arteries, RV = right ventricular.