Usefulness of CBCT and guidance software for percutaneous embolization of a lymphatic leakage after thyroidectomy for cancer

Anna Maria Ierardi, Vincenzo Pappalardo, Xiaoli Liu, Che Wei Wu, Angkoon Anuwong, Hoon Yub Kim, Renbin Liu, Matteo Lavazza, Davide Inversini, Andrea Coppola, Chiara Floridi, Luigi Boni, Gianpaolo Carrafiello, Gianlorenzo Dionigi

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Abstract

Lymphatic leakage can develop as an iatrogenic complication of thoracic, cardiac, and neck surgery. The management of this complication may be challenging and involves more specialists. Percutaneous, image-guided techniques may offer two advantages: mini-invasivity and ability to image and identify the anatomy and the site of the leakage. We report a case of refractory cervical chylous leakage after thyroidectomy and lymphadenectomy for cancer that was successfully treated with an ultrasound-guided intranodal lymphangiography and a percutaneous puncture of the leak performed using CBCT as imaging guidance.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)633-638
Number of pages6
JournalGland Surgery
Volume5
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Jan 1

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Keywords

  • Electromyography
  • Interventional
  • Lymphatic leakage
  • Percutaneous treatment
  • Postoperative complications
  • Radiography
  • Surgery
  • Thyroid cancer

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery

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Ierardi, A. M., Pappalardo, V., Liu, X., Wu, C. W., Anuwong, A., Kim, H. Y., Liu, R., Lavazza, M., Inversini, D., Coppola, A., Floridi, C., Boni, L., Carrafiello, G., & Dionigi, G. (2016). Usefulness of CBCT and guidance software for percutaneous embolization of a lymphatic leakage after thyroidectomy for cancer. Gland Surgery, 5(6), 633-638. https://doi.org/10.21037/gs.2016.12.13