Korean J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg.  2020 Aug;53(4):200-204. 10.5090/kjtcs.2020.53.4.200.

Interventional Radiology Treatment for Postoperative Chylothorax

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  • 1Department of Radiology, Seoul National University Hospital, Seoul, Korea

Abstract

Postoperative chylothorax is a rare occurrence after various thoracic surgical procedures,but it poses a substantial risk of morbidity and mortality. Thoracic duct embolization (TDE)is currently deemed the optimal treatment due to its safety and efficacy. This review offersan introduction to interventional options in this setting, detailing the steps of TDE for theedification of those engaged in postoperative care.

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Intervention; Chylothorax; Thoracic duct; Postoperative care
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