Lymphatic complications arc uncommon after spinal surgery, Postsurgical after spinal surgery postsurgical of lymph may result in chyloms, chylothorax, chylous ascites, or chyloretro- peritoneum. Recommended treatment of chylorethorax at chylous ascites includes drainage, and a Ipw-faf diet using madium-chaln triglycerido ar total parenteral nu- (rition. The unly reported case of cfiylorutruporitcmieuiti concluded with a recommendation for retroperitoneal drainage. The authors present a series of there patients who underwent anterior spinal procedures complicated by retroperitoneal lymphatic Injury. All three were trested without retroperitoneal drains and at follow-up, none- has shown any adverse squealer from this method of treatment, The authors disagree with past recommandations for drainage of the retroperitoneal space because this may prolong drainage and depletenutrition.
- Anterior approach
- Drainage chylous
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
- Clinical Neurology