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Table 2 Therapy and outcomes

From: Radiotherapy in the treatment of postoperative chylothorax

  Patient 1 Patient 2 Patient 3 Patient 4 Patient 5 Patient 6 Patient 7
Begin of Radiation after Diagnosis (d) 9th 4th 4th 2nd 11th 21st 3rd
Number of Radiations (n) 6 8 8 5 3 3 10
Radiation-Energy (Gy) 6 12 8 5 9 9 10
Max..Flow before Radiation (ml/d) 1100 450 850 800 710 450 1700
Max. Flow after Radiation (ml/d) 0 150 90 90 200 220 0
Day of the chest tube removal after Radiation 1st 1st 1st 2nd 8th 7th 1st
Length of hospital after Diagnosis (d) 23 18 15 11 21 30 16
Length of hospital after Radiation (d) 5 3 2 3 13 7 2
Cholesterol after Radiation, mg/dl 35 n.a. n.a. 67 n.a. 54 50
Triglyceride after Radiation mg/dl 121 n.a. n.a 40 n.a 126 74
Re-Chylothorax No No No No No No No
Complications - - - - Urosepsis - -