Investig Magn Reson Imaging.  2018 Sep;22(3):182-186. 10.13104/imri.2018.22.3.182.

Postoperative Chylothorax: the Use of Dynamic Magnetic Resonance Lymphangiography and Thoracic Duct Embolization

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  • 1Department of Radiology and Research Institute of Radiology, Asan Medical Center, Seoul, Korea. radkoo@amc.seoul.kr

Abstract

Dynamic enhanced magnetic resonance lymphangiography can be used to provide anatomic and dynamic information for various lymphatic diseases, including thoracic duct injury, and can also help to guide the thoracic duct embolization procedure. We present a case of postoperative chylothorax demonstrated by dynamic enhanced MR lymphangiography. In this case, the chyle leakage site and location of cisterna chyli were clearly visualized by dynamic enhanced MR lymphangiography, thus allowing for management with thoracic duct embolization.

Keyword

Magnetic resonance lymphangiography; Thoracic duct injury; Chylothorax; Thoracic duct embolization

MeSH Terms

Chyle
Chylothorax*
Lymphatic Diseases
Lymphography*
Thoracic Duct*
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