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REPEATED INTRANODAL LYMPHANGIOGRAPHY FOR THE TREATMENT OF LYMPHATIC LEAKAGE

Authors
  • S Kariya
  • M Nakatani
  • R Yoshida
  • Y Ueno
  • A Komemushi
  • N Tanigawa

Abstract

Treatment of patients with chylous or non-chylous lymphatic leakage can be difficult. An approach using therapeutic lymphangiography can reduce the lymphatic leakage, but it seldom stops the leakage immediately and subsequent conservative treatment is necessary. We report three cases in which intranodal lymphangiography was performed multiple times to inhibit lymphatic leakage. In each case, the lymph node was punctured under ultrasound guidance using a 23-gauge needle and lipiodol was injected manually at a rate of 1 ml/3 min. The procedure was repeated twice in two cases of gastrointestinal carcinoma and four times in one case of lymphoma. In all three cases, the postoperative lymphatic leakage stopped after the repeated intranodal lymphangiography.

Keywords: lymphatic, leakage, intranodal lymphangiography, lipiodol, embolization

How to Cite:

Kariya, S., Nakatani, M., Yoshida, R., Ueno, Y., Komemushi, A. & Tanigawa, N., (2015) “REPEATED INTRANODAL LYMPHANGIOGRAPHY FOR THE TREATMENT OF LYMPHATIC LEAKAGE”, Lymphology 48(2), 59-63.

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Published on
27 Jan 2015
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