Visualization of the thoracic duct with injections of dyes or contrast media into the testicular parenchyma in the rabbit.

@article{Tsuruno2009VisualizationOT,
  title={Visualization of the thoracic duct with injections of dyes or contrast media into the testicular parenchyma in the rabbit.},
  author={Akifumi Tsuruno and Akira Shibazaki and Naotoshi Kanda and Hideshi Shibata},
  journal={The Journal of veterinary medical science},
  year={2009},
  volume={71 6},
  pages={759-62}
}
The thoracic duct drains lymph from the caudal part of the body to the venous system. The visualization of the thoracic duct is important for diagnosis of chylothorax, which may be caused by the damage of the duct. However, it is not easy to visualize the thoracic duct by injecting dyes and/or contrast media into peripheral lymph nodes and mesenteric lymphatics. In the present study, we examined whether the thoracic duct can be visualized by injecting dyes and contrast media directly into the… CONTINUE READING