Although the incidence of chyle fistula post surgery is low (1%-4%), this complication can present significant challenges including fuid and electrolyte abnormalities, malnutrition, and overwhelming infections, including peritonitis and empyema (2, 3).
High-output thoracic chyle fistula is a rare but potentially devastating and morbid condition.
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