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X-Ray Contrast Presentation of the Thoracic Duct by Enterally Resorbed Iodized Oil Emulsions in Cats and Dogs

Authors
  • A Reichel
  • H Vogler
  • J Ott

Abstract

Iodized oils have been used in two completely different fields of clinical medicine:

  1. Fat resorption tests as a diagnostic approach to pancreatic disorders (e.g. Lipiodol test of Tremoliere [l]). The amount of resorbed fat may be assayed by quantitative iodine analysis.
  2. Direct lymphography. This method has proved suitable especially for peripheral lymphatics and lymph node presentation. It may also be used to demonstrate the thoracic duct. It is inconvenient, however, and direct lymphography with high doses (20-40 ccm contrast medium) comprises a relatively high rate of complications (2).

In a number of experiments in cats and dogs we tried to combine the above modes of application in order to achieve contrast presentation of the thoracic duct with a physiologic approach.

The findings reported here comprise the combined results of two series of tests, the first conducted between 1966 and 1968 in cats (see also 3, 4) and the second in 1968 and 1969 in dogs (5). We intend to give a critical evaluation and comparison of the different methods used to provide sufficiently high concentrations of contrast medium in thoracic duct lymph by means of increased or accelerated enteral resorption.

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Reichel, A. & Vogler, H. & Ott, J., (1971) “X-Ray Contrast Presentation of the Thoracic Duct by Enterally Resorbed Iodized Oil Emulsions in Cats and Dogs”, Lymphology 4(3), 95-99.

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29 Sep 1971
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