Chylous Leakage Post Mastectomy and Axillary Dissection

Mwongeli Matheka, Ronald Wasike

Faculty of Health Sciences East Africa-Surgery, Aga Khan University Hospital, Nairobi

Correspondence to: Mwongeli Matheka; Email:

Received: 28 October 2019; Revised: 15 August 2020; Accepted: 19 August 2020; Available online: 1 September 2020


Chylous leakage is a rare complication following mastectomy and axillary dissection. We report a case of a 46-year-old female who underwent modified radical mastectomy and developed chylous leakage. She was treated successfully with conservative management.

Key words; Chylous leakage, chyle, mastectomy, axillary dissection

Ann Afr Surg. 2021; 18(2): 123–125
Conflicts of Interest: None
Funding: None

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