Authors: HI Machleder ( ) , H Paulus ( )
The achievement of immunosuppression by thoracic duct lymph fistulas requires long-term drainage from one to three months. Manipulation of the immune system during profound lymphocyte depletion, unadulterated by the protean effects of pharmacologic agents, offers a unique opportunity to study and treat auto-immune disease and organ rejection phenomena. The protocol for thoracic duct cannulation and maintenance of long-term fistulas must be rigidly observed for successful thoracic duct drainage. Surgical technique and important caveats are reviewed.
How to Cite: Machleder, H. & Paulus, H. (1981) “MAINTENANCE OF LONG-TERM THORACIC DUCT FISTULAS FOR THE ACHIEVEMENT OF IMMUNOSUPPRESSION IN MAN”, Lymphology. 14(2).