Medicine (Baltimore) 2017 Dec;96(49):e9103
Department of Surgery, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Linkou, Taoyuan Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Center of Excellence for Chang Gung Research Datalink, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Chiayi Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Linkou, Taoyuan Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Department of Surgery, China Medical University Hospital School of medicine, College of Medicine, China Medical University, Taichung Institute of Imaging and Biomedical Photonics, National Chiao Tung University, Tainan, Taiwan.
Rationale: Iatrogenic chylous leakage (CL) is a rare but potentially life-threatening complication after neck surgery. In cirrhotic patient, the massive CL is even more intractable and extremely dangerous due to portal hypertension.
Patients Concerns: A 54-year-old liver cirrhotic patient had milky fluid leakage from left neck drainage tube after neck dissection surgery and hypopharyngeal cancer ablation. Read More