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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    Abstract

    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
    Volume48
    Issue number1
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2015

    Keywords

    • Chylothorax
    • Embolization
    • Thoracic duct

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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