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Bilateral chylothorax after left radical neck dissection.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11859647     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Bilateral chylothorax, as a complication of neck dissection, is very rare as evidenced by the 11 cases reported in the literature up to date. We present an additional case of bilateral chylothorax following a left radical neck dissection and concomitant chylous neck fistula. This case was successfully treated by chest drainage and total parenteral nutrition. Early diagnosis of chylothorax is urged due to the consequences on metabolism and respiratory conditions. Management by aspiration drainage is usually sufficient to control pleural effusions.
A Jortay; P Bisschop
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta oto-rhino-laryngologica Belgica     Volume:  55     ISSN:  0001-6497     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Otorhinolaryngol Belg     Publication Date:  2001  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-02-25     Completed Date:  2002-08-09     Revised Date:  2009-01-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0373057     Medline TA:  Acta Otorhinolaryngol Belg     Country:  Belgium    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  285-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Service ORL et de chirurgie cervico-faciale, CHU Brugmann, 4 Place Van Gehuchten, 1020 Bruxelles.
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MeSH Terms
Carcinoma, Squamous Cell / surgery
Chylothorax / epidemiology,  etiology*
Fistula / epidemiology,  etiology
Middle Aged
Neck Dissection*
Postoperative Complications / epidemiology

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