Poland's syndrome and thoracic duct anomaly

A. Curcio, M. Giuricin, D. Lelli, F. Falcini, M. B. Nava, S. Folli

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An unusual case of a chylous fistula following left breast-conserving treatment in a 55-year-old woman with right-sided Poland's syndrome is presented. The patient, who underwent quadrantectomy with complete axillary clearance for invasive ductal carcinoma of the left breast, developed a chylous fistula due to thoracic duct anomalies. As far as we know, this is the first report of a thoracic duct anomaly associated with Poland's syndrome.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)155-156
Number of pages2
JournalEuropean Journal of Plastic Surgery
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2009


  • Axillary dissection
  • Breast cancer
  • Chylous fistula
  • Poland's syndrome

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery


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