A novel technique in the treatment of retroperitoneal lymphatic leakage: direct percutaneous embolization through the leakage pouch

DİNÇ H. , Oguz S., Sari A.

DIAGNOSTIC AND INTERVENTIONAL RADIOLOGY, cilt.21, ss.419-422, 2015 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 21 Konu: 5
  • Basım Tarihi: 2015
  • Doi Numarası: 10.5152/dir.2015.15027
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.419-422


Lymphangiography and percutaneous embolization of injured lymphatics are minimally invasive and effective techniques for the diagnosis and treatment of thoracic and retroperitoneal lymphatic leaks. We present a 58-year-old man who had abdominal chylous collection developed after multiple abdominal surgeries. Retroperitoneal lymphatic duct leakage was detected by ultrasound-guided intranodal lymphangiography and treated successfully using computed tomography (CT)-guided transabdominal embolization with percutaneous N-butyl cyanoacrylate (NBCA) glue and percutaneous NBCA glue and coil embolization by directly catheterizing the leaking lymphatic channel through the chylous collection. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first report of a lymphatic leakage case treated by percutaneous direct catheterization and embolization of leaking lymphatic channels through the chylous fluid collection.