Technical Note: Thoracic duct embolization for treatment of chylothorax: A novel guidance technique for puncture using combined MRI and fluoroscopy
Publication Type:Journal Article
Source:Indian Journal of Radiology and Imaging, Volume 22, Number 2, p.89-92 (2012)
Keywords:adult, albumin, albumin blood level, article, artificial embolism, case report, chylothorax, Cytology, dyspnea, enbucrilate, esophagogastrostomy, esophagus cancer, fluoroscopy, human, interventional radiology, jejunostomy, laparoscopy, lymphangiography, lymphoscintigraphy, magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography, male, nonionic contrast medium, pleura effusion, pleura fluid, pulmonary artery catheter, pyloroplasty, thoracic duct embolization, ultrasound, weight reduction
Thoracic duct embolization (TDE) is an established radiological interventional procedure for thoracic duct injuries. Traditionally, it is done under fluoroscopic guidance after opacifying the thoracic duct with bipedal lymphangiography. We describe our experience in usinga heavily T2W sequence for guiding thoracic duct puncture and direct injection of glue through the puncture needle without cannulating the duct.
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