Thoracic duct embolization with lipiodol for chylothorax due to thoracic endovascular aortic repair with debranching procedure

Kwang Hyoung Lee, Jae-Seung Jung, Sung Bum Cho, Seung Hun Lee, Hee Jung Kim, Ho Sung Son

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Chylothorax is a rare postoperative complication of a thoracic surgical procedure. Here, we report a case of chylothorax after thoracic endovascular aortic repair with debranching for the distal arch aneurysm of the aorta. First, the patient was treated by a medical method (nil per os, fat-free diet, and octreotide), but this method failed. The patient strongly refused surgical treatment. Therefore, we tried to occlude the thoracic duct by lymphangiography Lipiodol, and this line of treatment was successful.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)74-77
Number of pages4
JournalKorean Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Jan 1



  • Chylothorax
  • Embolization
  • Thoracic duct

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine

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