Bilateral chylothorax is a rare condition that occurs after a thyroidectomy and neck dissection, which can lead to severe morbidity and, potentially, death, if not managed properly. We report a rare complication of neck surgery and subsequent bilateral pleural effusion in a 35-year-old female patient who presented at Sultan Qaboos University Hospital in 2018 with shortness of breath and respiratory distress. The bilateral pleural effusion and related symptoms occurred one week after a total thyroidectomy with central and left lateral neck dissection. The patient was managed conservatively and subsequently recovered.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Sultan Qaboos University Medical Journal|
|Publication status||Published - Aug 2021|
- Case report
- Neck dissection
- Papillary thyroid cancer
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