ISSN : 1301-5680
e-ISSN : 2149-8156
TURKISH JOURNAL OF
THORACIC AND
CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY
Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     
Right chylothorax after thoracic sympathicotomy: A very rare case
Ersin Sapmaz, Okan Karataş, Hakan Işık
Department of Thoracic Surgery, Gülhane Training and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey
DOI : 10.5606/tgkdc.dergisi.2018.15313
Today, the most common indication for thoracic sympathectomy/ sympathicotomy is primary focal hyperhidrosis. The operation is performed thoracoscopically and usually the approach to the sympathetic chain is conducted through the third and fourth ribs. Although it is performed as a minimally invasive procedure with high success rates, there are also some common complications. In this article, we present a very rare case developing right chylothorax after right thoracic sympathicotomy.
Keywords : Chylothorax; hyperhidrosis; sympathectomy
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