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The composition of chyle also points to the management of a chylous effusion.
24] Our case is unique in that left-sided effusions are relatively uncommon, chylothorax is an unusual finding on thoracentesis, and chylous effusion is extremely rare after median sternotomy and internal thoracic artery dissection for coronary artery bypass.
Somatostatin or octreotide have been used successfully to treat chylous effusions in patients with the yellow nail syndrome and lymphatic leakage due to abdominal and thoracic surgery (3).