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INTERVENTIONAL RADIOLOGY Table of Contents   
Year : 2012  |  Volume : 22  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 89-92
Technical Note: Thoracic duct embolization for treatment of chylothorax: A novel guidance technique for puncture using combined MRI and fluoroscopy


Department of Radiology, Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Kochi-682041, India

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Alampath Praveen
Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Radiology, Amrita institute of Medical Sciences, Kochi- 682041
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/0971-3026.101077

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Thoracic duct embolization (TDE) is an established radiological interventional procedure for thoracic duct injuries. Traditionally, it is done under fluoroscopic guidance after opacifying the thoracic duct with bipedal lymphangiography. We describe our experience in usinga heavily T2W sequence for guiding thoracic duct puncture and direct injection of glue through the puncture needle without cannulating the duct.


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