Article

Thoracic duct fistula after thyroid cancer surgery: towards a new treatment?

Department of Surgical Oncology, Paul Strauss Cancer Center, Strasbourg, France.
Case Reports in Oncology 05/2011; 4(2):255-9. DOI: 10.1159/000328801
Source: PubMed

ABSTRACT The use of somatostatin analogs is a new conservative therapeutic approach for the treatment of chyle fistulas developing after thyroid cancer surgery. The combination therapy with a total parenteral nutrition should avoid the high morbidity of a re-intervention with an uncertain outcome. This promising trend is supported by the present case report of a chyle leak occurring after total thyroidectomy with central and lateral neck dissection for a papillary carcinoma, which was treated successfully without immediate or distant sequelae.

0 Bookmarks
 · 
74 Views

Full-text (2 Sources)

View
9 Downloads
Available from
May 28, 2014