Management of lymph fistulas in thyroid surgery

@article{Lorenz2010ManagementOL,
  title={Management of lymph fistulas in thyroid surgery},
  author={Kerstin Lorenz and Mohammed Abuazab and Carsten Sekulla and Phuong Nguyen-Thanh and Michael Brauckhoff and Henning 5 Dralle},
  journal={Langenbeck's Archives of Surgery},
  year={2010},
  volume={395},
  pages={911-917}
}
Postoperative lymphatic leakage following thyroid surgery represents a management problem with considerate potential morbidity, psychological, and economical impact. Conservative and surgical management strategies for high- and low-output lymph fistulas are inconsistent. Reliable criteria to predict outcome of conservative versus surgical treatment in clinically evident lymph fistula are lacking. A retrospective single-center chart review of consecutively quality-control-documented thyroid… CONTINUE READING
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