[Chylothorax. An infrequent complication in surgical exeresis of the esophagus].

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We report a case of massive bilateral chylothorax occurring after surgical resection of the esophagus in a patient with esophageal neoplasm. The surgical approach consisted of a thoracotomy and a cervicostomy. The relevance of this case is based on the low incidence of chylothorax after esophageal surgery. The literature indicates an incidence of about 0.9… (More)

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