Interventional radiology treatment for postoperative chylothorax

Hoyong Jun, Saebeom Hur

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Postoperative chylothorax is a rare occurrence after various thoracic surgical procedures, but it poses a substantial risk of morbidity and mortality. Thoracic duct embolization (TDE) is currently deemed the optimal treatment due to its safety and efficacy. This review offers an introduction to interventional options in this setting, detailing the steps of TDE for the edification of those engaged in postoperative care.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)200-204
Number of pages5
JournalKorean Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1 Aug 2020


  • Chylothorax
  • Intervention
  • Postoperative care
  • Thoracic duct

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