Clin Surg | Volume 6, Issue 1 | Case Report | Open Access

Therapeutic Lymphography for Persistent Postsurgical Chylothorax

Ralph Khoury1*, Alexandre Fitoussi1 , Pierre Mordant2 , Valerie Gounant3 , Raphael Borie4 , MariePierre Debray1 , Loukbi Saker1 and Antoine Khalil

1 Department of Radiology, Bichat Claude Bernard Hospital, APHP, University of Paris, France 2 Department of Vascular and Thoracic Surgery, Bichat Claude Bernard Hospital, APHP, University of Paris, France 3 Department of Thoracic Oncology, Bichat Claude Bernard Hospital, APHP, University of Paris, France 4 Pulmonology Service A, Bichat Claude Bernard Hospital, APHP, University of Paris, France

*Correspondance to: Ralph Khoury 

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Abstract

Post-operative chylothorax is a rare but noxious complication which treatment can be medical, surgical or radiological. We reported a post-operative chylothorax after a right lower lobectomy which failed to be managed surgically and were successfully treated by Lipiodol? lymphangiography. The Lipiodol?, an old but known contrast agent was both used for imaging and treatment purposes.

Citation:

Khoury R, Fitoussi A, Mordant P, Gounant V, Borie R, Debray M-P, et al. Therapeutic Lymphography for Persistent Postsurgical Chylothorax. Clin Surg. 2021; 6: 3182..

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