Chylous ascites: A rare complication of thoracic duct embolization for chylothorax

Ron C. Gaba, Charles A. Owens, James T. Bui, Tami C. Carrillo, M. Grace Knuttinen

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Abstract

Thoracic duct embolization represents a safe and effective method to treat postsurgical chylothorax. Complications of this procedure are rare despite transabdominal puncture of lymphatic channels for thoracic duct access, and chylous ascites is unreported. Herein, we describe a case of chylous ascites formation after lymphatic puncture and attempted cannulation. Our management approach is also discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)S245-S249
JournalCardiovascular and Interventional Radiology
Volume34
Issue numberSUPPL. 2
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1 2011

Keywords

  • Ascites
  • Embolization
  • Embolotherapy
  • Peritoneal cavity fluid

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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