Chylous Leakage Post Mastectomy and Axillary Dissection

Mwongeli Matheka1, Ronald Wasike1

Aga Khan University Hospital, Nairobi.

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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

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