Thoracic duct injuries are a rare complication of thyroid surgery. This report documents two cases of thoracic duct injury complicated by formation of chyloma following thyroid surgery. The injury was identified post-operatively and treated successfully. We review the diagnostic and therapeutic options and discuss their applicability to our patients.
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