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ECR 2015 / C-1449
When, Why, and How of Thoracic Duct Embolization
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Congress: ECR 2015
Poster No.: C-1449
Type: Educational Exhibit
Keywords: Trauma, Treatment effects, Sclerosis, Embolisation, MR, Lymphography, Fluoroscopy, Lymph nodes, Interventional vascular, Interventional non-vascular
Authors: J. F. B. Chick, N. Chauhan, A. Suzuki Han; Boston, MA/US

Learning objectives

  1. Review the typical anatomy of the thoracic duct.
  2. Outline the causes of thoracic duct injury and the indications for thoracic duct embolization.
  3. Review thoracic duct embolization pre-procedural imaging such as magnetic resonance ductography and lymphangiography.
  4. Describe thoracic duct embolization intra-procedural techniques including: cut-down, lymphatic duct isolation, and pedal lymphangiography, lower extremity lymphangiography, cisterna chyli access and cannulization, thoracic duct lymphangiography, and thoracic duct embolization.
  5. Discuss thoracic duct embolization procedural success and complications.
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