Bilateral chylothorax following anterior cervical spine surgery
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Bilateral chylothorax following anterior cervical spine surgery is very rare. This report documents the first case of chylothorax after anterior cervical spine surgery through a right-side surgical approach. Unidentified chyle leakage can easily remain unrecognized and, thus, is difficult to treat. For early diagnosis and treatment, it is very important to consider the possibility of chylothorax following anterior cervical spine surgery, even when using a right-side surgical approach.
KeywordsBilateral chylothorax Thoracic duct Cervical spine Complication
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