Chylothorax: Percutaneous Embolization of the Thoracic Duct

Mikhail C.S.S. Higgins, Auh Whan Park, John F. Angle

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Thoracic duct embolization is a percutaneous, image-guided intervention used in the management of chylothorax. Chylothorax, or chylous leak in the chest, is a rare condition that represents a spectrum of disorders that have in common leakage of intestinal lymph (chyle) into the thorax. Although conservative and surgical management are the standard of care, we present an overview of lymphangiography and percutaneous thoracic duct embolization.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)402-412
Number of pages11
JournalOperative Techniques in Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Issue number4
StatePublished - Feb 4 2015
Externally publishedYes


  • Chylothorax
  • Lymphangiography
  • Thoracic duct embolization

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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