Prospective Identification of Chyle Leakage in Patients Undergoing Lateral Neck Dissection for Metastatic Thyroid Cancer

@article{Roh2007ProspectiveIO,
  title={Prospective Identification of Chyle Leakage in Patients Undergoing Lateral Neck Dissection for Metastatic Thyroid Cancer},
  author={Jong Lyel Roh and Dong Hyun Kim and Chan Il Park},
  journal={Annals of Surgical Oncology},
  year={2007},
  volume={15},
  pages={424-429}
}
Lateral neck dissection for metastatic thyroid cancer includes the lower jugular nodes, but there has been little study of chyle leakage. We therefore prospectively examined chyle leakage that occurred during and after lateral neck dissection in treatment of thyroid cancer. A total of 82 consecutive patients underwent 96 lateral neck dissections for metastatic differentiated thyroid cancer—42 in the right neck, 26 in the left neck, and 14 in both. All patients were monitored for intraoperative… CONTINUE READING