Localization of thoracic duct using heavily T2W MRI for intractable post-esophagectomy chylothorax-A case report

Yi Chien Chang, Yi Ting Yen, Ming Chung Chang, Yau Lin Tseng

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Abstract

Post-esophagectomy chylothorax is a rare yet serious complication. Herein we report the case of a patient with intractable post-esophagectomy chylothorax despite medical treatment with total parenteral nutrition and octreotide, as well as prophylactic and repeated thoracic duct mass ligation. The patient was eventually treated with localization of thoracic duct using T2-weighted magnetic resonance imaging (T2W MRI), followed by video-assisted thoracoscopic thoracic duct ligation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)E109-E114
JournalJournal of Thoracic Disease
Volume9
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine

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