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Conservative Treatment of Postsurgical Lymphatic Leaks With Somatostatin-14*

Jean-Marie Collard, MD; Pierre-François Laterre, MD; Freddy Boemer, MD; Marc Reynaert, MD; Robert Ponlot, MD
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*From the Departments of Surgery (Drs. Collard and Ponlot) and Intensive Care (Drs. Laterre and Reynaert), St-Luc Academic Hospital, Brussels, and Department of Internal Medicine (Dr. Boemer), Queen Astrid Hospital, Malmedy, Belgium.

Correspondence to: J.M. Collard, MD, Department of Surgery, St-Luc Academic Hospital, Hippocrate Avenue, 10, B–1200 Brussels, Belgium; e-mail: Collard@chir.ucl.ac.be



Chest. 2000;117(3):902-905. doi:10.1378/chest.117.3.902
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Successful management of lymphatic leaks by continuous IV administration of somatostatin was first reported by Ulibarri and coworkers in Spain,1 and more recently by authors from Italy2 and Switzerland.3 The present article reports the clinical history of two patients in whom postsurgical lymphatic leak was successfully treated after the administration of either somatostatin-14 alone (case 1) or combined somatostatin-14 and total parenteral nutrition (TPN; case 2). Although further pathophysiologic studies are needed for the elucidation of its mechanisms of action, somatostatin-14 seems to be an intriguing therapy against postsurgical lymphatic leaks that may make potentially risky transthoracic reoperation unnecessary.

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