Modern management of chylous leak following head and neck surgery: a discussion of percutaneous lymphangiography-guided cannulation and embolization of the thoracic duct.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

High-output chylous leak beyond 5 to 7 days of conservative medical treatment should be treated promptly to avoid the risk for nutritional and imunologic depletion. Given the effectiveness and low morbidity of this minimally invasive treatment, this is a reasonable first option before surgical repair of thoracic duct leak not responsive to conservative medical treatment.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Scorza, LB; Goldstein, BJ; Mahraj, RP

Published Date

  • December 2008

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 41 / 6

Start / End Page

  • 1231 - xi

PubMed ID

  • 19040982

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0030-6665

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.otc.2008.06.004


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States