Persistent very high output lymphatic drainage after radical nephrectomy successfully treated with surgical management

ÇİFTÇİ S. , Ozbudak E., YILMAZ H. , Ustuner M., Ozkan L., Culha M.

JOURNAL OF THE PAKISTAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION, cilt.66, ss.477-479, 2016 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 66 Konu: 4
  • Basım Tarihi: 2016
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.477-479


Persistent lymphatic drainage is uncommon after most of the surgical operations. It is related with mechanical, nutritional and immunological problems as well as electrolyte imbalance and protein deficiency. It is most commonly seen in retroperitoneal surgeries including abdominal aortic surgery and retroperitoneal lymph node dissection. Conservative management is the first treatment choice and resolves the problem in most cases. However persistent high output drainage may not be resolved with conservative approach and surgical or invasive treatment may become necessary. Additionally, surgical management of persistent lymphatic drainage has not been sufficiently discussed in the literature. In this study, we present a case of persistent very high output lymphatic drainage after right radical nephrectomy which failed with conservative approach and was successfully treated with surgical management.