Modern Management of Chylous Leak Following Head and Neck Surgery: A Discussion of Percutaneous Lymphangiography-Guided Cannulation and Embolization of the Thoracic Duct

Leslie Scorza, Bradley J. Goldstein, Rickhesvar Mahraj

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1231-1240
Number of pages10
JournalOtolaryngologic Clinics of North America
Issue number6
StatePublished - Dec 1 2008


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Otorhinolaryngology

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