Ann Clin Case Rep | Volume 7, Issue 1 | Case Series | Open Access

Post-Operative Management of Complex Chyle Leaks is transformed Via Interventional Radiology Embolization

Temperley HC1*, Waters C1, Kearns J1, O’Sullivan NJ1, Nugent T1, Donlon NE1, McEniff N2, Donohoe CL1, Ravi N1 and Reynolds JV1

1Department Surgery, St. James's Hospital and Trinity College Dublin, Ireland 2Department of Radiology, St. James's Hospital, Ireland

*Correspondance to: Temperley HC 

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Abstract

Chyle leak/fistula is a rare complication of oesophageal cancer surgery, usually consequent on an unintended breach of the thoracic duct, its tributaries or the cisterna chyli. For high volume persistent leaks, further surgery, either open or minimally invasive trans-thoracic, with a potentially significant risk of attendant morbidity. At this National Centre, our policy has evolved to using interventional radiology to define the lymphatic system and to target embolization or disruption. We report herein 3 exemplar cases which highlighted the clinical presentation, and technical aspects of its resolution.

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Temperley HC, Waters C, Kearns J, O’Sullivan NJ, Nugent T, Donlon NE, et al. Post-Operative Management of Complex Chyle Leaks is transformed Via Interventional Radiology Embolization. Ann Clin Case Rep. 2022; 7: 2169..

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