Lung cancer surgery and chyle leaks
Has anyone experienced a chyle fluid leak into their pleural lining post lung surgery? It happens with less than 4% of patients, but it is happening to me. I am not having much luck clearing it up and wonder – who would be a chyle leak expert to consult? I'm working with a surgeon, oncologist, my general practitioner and soon, a nutritionist. Fixes include draining the fluid via thoracentesis (round 2 tomorrow), a no fat diet (currently in week 3) and, probably worst case, another surgery. Any information would be appreciated. Successful removal of cancer via a lower right lung lobectomy occurred 6/27.