Treatment of Chyle Leak by Percutaneous Alcohol Sclerosis of the Cisterna Chyli: A Case Report

Abstract

Chyle leak is a highly morbid condition, which, when persistent, can lead to life-threatening malnutrition, infection, and prolonged hospital stay. When traditional treatments fail, a surgical approach is normally indicated. Embolization, typically with coils or liquid embolic agents, has been described [1–3]. We report a case of chyle leak following right upper lobe lobectomy managed successfully by percutaneous alcohol sclerosis of the cisterna chyli after failed conservative management.

DOI: 10.1007/s00270-014-0839-8

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@article{Bhatia2014TreatmentOC, title={Treatment of Chyle Leak by Percutaneous Alcohol Sclerosis of the Cisterna Chyli: A Case Report}, author={Shivank S. Bhatia and Tomer Z. Karas and Keith Pereira and Michael J. King and Jose M. Yrizarry}, journal={CardioVascular and Interventional Radiology}, year={2014}, volume={38}, pages={773-775} }