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Table 3 Incidence of secondary chylothorax following thoracic surgery

From: Radiotherapy in the treatment of postoperative chylothorax

Author (year) [Reference] Kind of ymphnodedissection Incidence of postoperative chylothorax (%)
Bollen et al. 1993 [9] Mediastinal lymph node dissection 3
Izbicki et al. 1994 [10] Radical systematic lymphadenectomy 1.2
Cerfolio et al. 1996 [3] n.a. 0.26
Le Pimpec-Barthes et al. 2002 [11] Mediastinal lymph node dissection 0.65
Shimizu et al. 2002 [12] Mediastinal lymph node dissection 2.4
Paul et al. 2009 [13] Three-field dissection 2.6
Akin et al. 2011 [14] Mediastinal lymph node dissection 1.9
Own results Radical systematic lymphadenectomy 2.4