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EDITORIAL: THORACIC DUCT DECOMPRESSION: AN IDEA WHOSE TIME HAS COME – AGAIN

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  • MH Witte

Abstract

Thoracic duct decompression (TDD) is an idea first proposed and applied as a novel therapeutic strategy by lymphologists in the 1960's. TDD is recently being reexamined and, in selected patients with portal hypertension from hepatic cirrhosis or with central venous hypertension from isolated right-sided heart failure, undertaken using advanced surgical and image-guided interventional radiologic approaches.

Keywords: thoracic duct, overload, decompression, thoracic duct-venous junction, stent-graft, shunts, hepatic cirrhosis, right heart failure

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Witte, M., (2020) “EDITORIAL: THORACIC DUCT DECOMPRESSION: AN IDEA WHOSE TIME HAS COME – AGAIN”, Lymphology 53(2), 51-54. doi: https://doi.org/10.2458/lymph.4654

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Published on
10 Nov 2020