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Prolonged High Output Non-Chylous Lymphatic Drainage in A Post-Pancreaticoduodenectomy - An Unusual Case Report |Biomedgrid

Journal: American Journal of Biomedical Science & Research (Vol.15, No. 6)

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Page : 677-679

Keywords : Pancreaticoduodenectomy; Non-Chylous Leak; Lymphatic Drainage; Adenocarcinoma; Octreotide;

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Lymphatic leak following pancreaticoduodenectomy has been reported in the literature as chylous leak which occurs in up to 10% of patients [1] whereas non-chylous drainage has not been reported. We report an unusual case of prolonged non-chylous lymphatic drainage after classical Whipple's pancreaticoduodenectomy for a periampullary carcinoma with obstructive jaundice post ERCP and stenting. Such a drainage causes significant concern to the surgeon and the patient regarding morbidity and nutrition but can be safely managed conservatively with drain in-situ, though for a prolonged duration than expected and without additional morbidity.

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