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1.  Thoracic Duct Fistula after Thyroid Cancer Surgery: Towards a New Treatment? 
Case Reports in Oncology  2011;4(2):255-259.
The use of somatostatin analogs is a new conservative therapeutic approach for the treatment of chyle fistulas developing after thyroid cancer surgery. The combination therapy with a total parenteral nutrition should avoid the high morbidity of a re-intervention with an uncertain outcome. This promising trend is supported by the present case report of a chyle leak occurring after total thyroidectomy with central and lateral neck dissection for a papillary carcinoma, which was treated successfully without immediate or distant sequelae.
PMCID: PMC3124458  PMID: 21734879
Chyle fistula; Octreotide; Somatostatin; Thoracic duct; Thyroid cancer; Thyroid surgery

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