Interventional Radiology - Technical Note
Super-selective retrograde lymphatic duct embolization for management of postoperative lymphatic leak
Department of Radiology, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL, USA
Department of Otolaryngology, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL, USA
Diagn Interv Radiol ; : -
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Lymphatic leak is a well-documented complication post neck dissection surgeries. When conservative methods fail to control the leak, thoracic duct embolization becomes an option. Trans-abdominal access is the standard for this procedure; however, it is not always feasible. We discuss a technique of selective lymphatic vessel embolization utilizing retrograde trans-venous access.