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

  • Leo Cheng
    Correspondence
    Corresponding author at: Royal London Hospital, Whitelchapel, London E1 1BB, United Kingdom. Tel.: +44 020 7601 8464.
    Affiliations
    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
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  • Catherine K. Lau
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    Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, St Bartholomew's and the Royal London Hospitals, London, United Kingdom
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  • Gary Parker
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    M/V Africa Mercy, Mercy Ships, West Africa
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Published:October 16, 2013DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bjoms.2013.09.007

      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.

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