CC BY 4.0 · Surg J (N Y) 2020; 06(03): e157-e159
DOI: 10.1055/s-0040-1713417
Case Report

An Unusual Cause of Chylothorax after Esophagectomy

John Mathew Manipadam
1  Department of GI surgery and liver transplantation, VPS Lakeshore Hospital and Research Centre, Kochi, Kerala, India
,
Chokkappu S. Kumar
1  Department of GI surgery and liver transplantation, VPS Lakeshore Hospital and Research Centre, Kochi, Kerala, India
,
Rajesh Antony
2  Department of Radiology, VPS Lakeshore Hospital and Research Centre, Kochi, Kerala, India
,
Abhishek Yadav
3  Department of Liver Transplantation, VPS Lakeshore Hospital and Research Centre, Kochi, Kerala, India
,
H. Ramesh
1  Department of GI surgery and liver transplantation, VPS Lakeshore Hospital and Research Centre, Kochi, Kerala, India
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Abstract

Chylothorax due to inadvertent thoracic duct injury after esophagectomy is a well-known complication and requires careful postoperative management and timely intervention to prevent potential morbidity and mortality. We present a case of high-output chylothorax after esophagectomy where the source of chyle leak was not in the thorax.



Publication History

Received: 03 March 2020

Accepted: 04 May 2020

Publication Date:
10 September 2020 (online)

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