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Revista Española de Cirugía Oral y Maxilofacial

On-line version ISSN 2173-9161Print version ISSN 1130-0558


SICILIA GUTIERREZ, M.A. et al. Linforragia cervical derecha: A propósito de un caso. Rev Esp Cirug Oral y Maxilofac [online]. 2003, vol.25, n.6, pp.361-365. ISSN 2173-9161.

Chyle fistula in the right side is a quite infrequent complication in the surgical procedures of the neck, with an incidence stablished concerning 0,50-0,75%, according to the series. They can be produced and drained through the fistula around 2-4 liters of lymph per day, fact that can create difficulties in the maintenance of the corporal fluids balance and important metabolic and electrolytic disorders. We present a case that appears in a 57 years old man diagnosed of epidermoid carcinoma of the tongue, catalogued like cT3N1M0, submitted for tumour al resection and functional neck dissection with the above mentioned complication presented to the 6 days post surgery.

Keywords : Cervical Chyle Fistula; Functional Neck Dissection; Complication.

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