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Post Total Thyroidectomy, Isolated Right Side Chylothorax with High Output Fistula Managed with Lymphangiography

Dhruva Sharma, Deven Juneja, Omender Singh, Amit Goel, Prashant Singh, Varun Arora

Keywords : High outflow chylothorax, right side chylothorax, thoracic duct lymphangiography

Citation Information : Sharma D, Juneja D, Singh O, Goel A, Singh P, Arora V. Post Total Thyroidectomy, Isolated Right Side Chylothorax with High Output Fistula Managed with Lymphangiography. Indian J Respir Care 2021; 10 (2):249-251.

DOI: 10.4103/ijrc.ijrc_88_20

License: CC BY-NC-SA 4.0

Published Online: 06-12-2022

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2021; Indian Journal of Respiratory Care.


Chylothorax is a rare complication after total thyroidectomy with radical neck dissection, and isolated right side chylothorax is even rarer. Treatment may be conservative or surgical. Besides being helpful in making a diagnosis, thoracic duct lymphangiography (TDL) may be therapeutic in some cases. However, its application in high output chylous leak is not fully explored. Here, we present a rare case of right-sided high output chylothorax, secondary to total thyroidectomy, successfully treated with TDL.

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