Diagnosis and management of chyle leak following axillary dissection

Misha Sidapra, Mairi Fuller, Yazan A. Masannat*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Chyle leak following oncological breast and axillary surgery is a rare complication with small number of reported cases in the literature and little formal guidance regarding management. We present a review of the current literature and further related guidance from other specialties, along with suggested strategies for identification, diagnosis and management of this uncommon but potentially significant complication.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)360-364
Number of pages5
Issue number6
Early online date11 Jan 2020
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2020


  • Axillary node clearance
  • Breast cancer
  • Chyle leak


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