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A Case Report of Classical Chyle Leak Following Neck Dissection and Their Management

Sachin Bansod, Vasant Pawar, S.K.T Jain


Chyle leak following head-and-neck malignancy resection is a rare but potentially life-threatening complication. Management may be problematic and prolonged due to delayed wound healing, nutritional impairment, and extended hospitalization. Here is a case of a 60-year-old male operated for left buccal mucosa composite resection with PMMC flap complicated by a chyle leakage.


Keywords: Chyle leakage, neck dissection, thoracic duct ligation, PMMC flap


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Sachin Bansod, Vasant Pawar, Jain SKT. A case report of classical chyle leak following neck dissection and their management. Research & Reviews: Journal of Oncology and Hematology. 2018; 7(1): 1–2p.

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