Ultrasonographic imaging of the cervical thoracic duct in children with congenital or acquired heart disease.

Abstract

Conditions that increase central venous pressure lead to secondary dilation of the thoracic duct and impaired lymphatic circulation. We report the use of ultrasound to directly image the cervical part of the thoracic duct in children without the need for invasive techniques or contrast agents. Systematic evaluation of the thoracic duct may be useful in… (More)
DOI: 10.1111/echo.12688

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@article{Kochilas2014UltrasonographicIO, title={Ultrasonographic imaging of the cervical thoracic duct in children with congenital or acquired heart disease.}, author={Lazaros K. Kochilas and Charles W Shepard and James M Berry and Alvin J. Chin}, journal={Echocardiography}, year={2014}, volume={31 9}, pages={E282-6} }