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Chyle Leak Following Radical En Bloc Esophagectomy with Two-Field Nodal Dissection: Predisposing Factors, Management, and Outcomes

Thursday, June 10, 2021

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Pamela Milito, Jakub Chmelo, Lorna Dunn, Sivesh K. Kamarajah, Anantha Madhavan, Shajahan Wahed, Arul Immanuel, S. Michael Griffin, Alexander W. Phillips

Chyle leak remains a challenging postoperative complication to manage, and avoidance is always easier than mitigation.  The only predisposing factor identified in this study was low BMI.  Although ICU stay was longer in affected patients, operative mortality, hospital LOS, and survival were not negatively impacted by the presence of a leak. 

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