Lymphatic leakage can develop as an iatrogenic complication of thoracic, cardiac, and neck surgery. The management of this complication may be challenging and involves more specialists. Percutaneous, image-guided techniques may offer two advantages: mini-invasivity and ability to image and identify the anatomy and the site of the leakage. We report a case of refractory cervical chylous leakage after thyroidectomy and lymphadenectomy for cancer that was successfully treated with an ultrasound-guided intranodal lymphangiography and a percutaneous puncture of the leak performed using CBCT as imaging guidance.

Usefulness of CBCT and guidance software for percutaneous embolization of a lymphatic leakage after thyroidectomy for cancer

Pappalardo V.;Lavazza M.;Inversini D.;Coppola A.;Floridi C.;Boni L.;Carrafiello G.;Dionigi G.
2016-01-01

Abstract

Lymphatic leakage can develop as an iatrogenic complication of thoracic, cardiac, and neck surgery. The management of this complication may be challenging and involves more specialists. Percutaneous, image-guided techniques may offer two advantages: mini-invasivity and ability to image and identify the anatomy and the site of the leakage. We report a case of refractory cervical chylous leakage after thyroidectomy and lymphadenectomy for cancer that was successfully treated with an ultrasound-guided intranodal lymphangiography and a percutaneous puncture of the leak performed using CBCT as imaging guidance.
2016
Electromyography; Interventional; Lymphatic leakage; Percutaneous treatment; Postoperative complications; Radiography; Surgery; Thyroid cancer
Ierardi, A. M.; Pappalardo, V.; Liu, X.; Wu, C. -W.; Anuwong, A.; Kim, H. Y.; Liu, R.; Lavazza, M.; Inversini, D.; Coppola, A.; Floridi, C.; Boni, L.; Carrafiello, G.; Dionigi, G.
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