Bilateral chylothorax following neck dissection on a child—Diagnosis and management in resource-limited settings: a case report

Kennedy K Misso, Joseph Elisante, Daniel Mganga, Vanessa Poppe, Murad Tarmohammed, Mugisha Nkoronko, David Msuya
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Bilateral chylothorax is a rare complication following neck dissection, with fewer than thirty cases being reported over the last century. A serious life-threatening condition mostly encountered during thoracic procedures and dissections. In our case, conservative management resulted in complete resolution. We report a case of a 4-year-old child who underwent deep neck dissection due to recurrent hemangioma. She developed bilateral chylothorax and a conservative approach led to complete resolution.