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Somatostatin in the Treatment of Chylothorax*

Nicholas J. Demos, MS, MD; Joseph Kozel, MD; Joseph E. Scerbo, MD, FCCP
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*From St. Mary Hospital, Hoboken, NJ; and the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey-Newark Medical School, Newark, NJ.

Correspondence to: Nicholas J. Demos, MS, MD, 142 Palisade Ave, Jersey City, NJ 07306



Chest. 2001;119(3):964-966. doi:10.1378/chest.119.3.964
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A case report is presented of spontaneous chylothorax successfully treated by conservative means. The helpful role of the inhibitory peptide, octreotide, is discussed.

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