Bilateral chylothorax following left sided modified radical neck dissection.

Abstract

Chylous fistula in the neck occurs in 1-2% of cases undergoing neck dissection with higher incidence on the left side due to damage of a high riding thoracic duct [1]. Chylothorax is a rare complication; approximately 20 cases of bilateral chylothorax have been reported in the past 100 years [2]. We report a case of bilateral chylothorax following neck… (More)

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