Chyle Leakage in Patients Undergoing Thyroidectomy Plus Central Neck Dissection for Differentiated Papillary Thyroid Carcinoma

@article{Roh2008ChyleLI,
  title={Chyle Leakage in Patients Undergoing Thyroidectomy Plus Central Neck Dissection for Differentiated Papillary Thyroid Carcinoma},
  author={PhD Jong-Lyel Roh and Yeo-Hoon Yoon and PhD Chan Il Park},
  journal={Annals of Surgical Oncology},
  year={2008},
  volume={15},
  pages={2576-2580}
}
Chyle leakage is an uncommon complication of lateral neck dissection for metastatic papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC). There have been no reports on chyle leakage after central neck dissection not combined with lateral neck dissection. We therefore investigated chyle leakage in PTC patients undergoing thyroidectomy and central neck dissection. A total of 283 new patients with differentiated PTC underwent total thyroidectomy plus central neck dissection. The amount and duration of drain leakage… CONTINUE READING

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