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Bilateral thoracic duct ligation for persisting postoperative chylothorax

Benoît Rouiller, Jon A Lutz, Gregor J Kocher, Lennart Magnusson
Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery 2020 October 1, 31 (4): 583-584
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Herein, we report the case of a patient with persistent postoperative chylothorax despite right supradiaphragmal ligation of the thoracic duct. Computed tomography lymphangiography after lipiodol injection demonstrated a correctly ligated right thoracic duct but an anatomical variation with patent left-sided thoracic duct, which was successfully ligated afterwards by video-assisted thoracic surgery.

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