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Br J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2014 Jan;52(1):87-9. doi: 10.1016/j.bjoms.2013.09.007. Epub 2013 Oct 14.

Use of TissuePatch™ sealant film in the management of chyle leak in major neck surgery.

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1
Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, St Bartholomew's and the Royal London Hospitals, London, United Kingdom; Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Homerton University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, London, United Kingdom; M/V Africa Mercy, Mercy Ships, West Africa. Electronic address: leo.cheng@bartsandthelondon.nhs.uk.
2
Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, St Bartholomew's and the Royal London Hospitals, London, United Kingdom.
3
M/V Africa Mercy, Mercy Ships, West Africa.

Abstract

Chylous fistula is rare, and operation is often required for high output fistulas after serious operations on the neck. TissuePatch™sealant film (Tissuemed Ltd., Leeds, UK) is a useful adjunct to ensure that potential sources of leakage are sealed effectively.

KEYWORDS:

Chyle leak; Neck surgery; Surgical sealant

PMID:
24135151
DOI:
10.1016/j.bjoms.2013.09.007
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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