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Factors predisposing to chyle leakage following thyroid cancer surgery without lateral neck dissection.
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PMID:  23019144     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
BACKGROUND: The aims of this study were to assess the clinicopathologic features of patients with chyle leakage following thyroid cancer surgery without lateral neck dissection and to evaluate the factors associated with chyle leakage. METHODS: Of 3137 patients who underwent thyroid surgery between January 2006 and December 2007, 2314 patients (73.8%) satisfied our inclusion criteria. Patients were divided into those with (group I, n = 14) and without (group II, n = 2300) chyle leakage. RESULTS: There were no significant differences between the 2 groups in clinicopathologic features including age, body mass index, extent of thyroidectomy, pathologic type, tumor size, multiplicity, capsular invasion, and coexisting thyroiditis. In univariate and multivariate analyses, male sex, age >45 years, and number of harvested central nodes were significantly associated with chyle leakage. CONCLUSIONS: If extensive central compartment node dissection is needed, meticulous dissection is required, especially in male patients, and aged >45 years, even without lateral neck dissection. © 2012 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. Head Neck, 2012.
Yong Sang Lee; Bup-Woo Kim; Hang-Seok Chang; Cheong Soo Park
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-9-28
Journal Detail:
Title:  Head & neck     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1097-0347     ISO Abbreviation:  Head Neck     Publication Date:  2012 Sep 
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Created Date:  2012-9-28     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  8902541     Medline TA:  Head Neck     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2012 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Thyroid Cancer Center, Department of Surgery, Gangnam Severance Hospital, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
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