Liver Lymphatic Imaging and Interventions: Resurrection of the Forgotten Knowledge

Maxim Itkin, Deborah Rabinowitz, Saebeom Hur

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Abstract

Lymphatic imaging and interventions are gaining wider acceptance as the treatment of various lymphatic diseases. Meanwhile, the liver lymphatic system remains relatively unknown despite its physiological importance. Liver lymph has been at the center of the lymphatic research since the 19th century; however, the acquired knowledge has not been used in clinical research and treatment due to the lack of robust imaging methods. Recently introduced liver lymphangiography and interstitial embolization allow for the diagnosis and treatment of several diseases associated with the lymphatic system of the congested liver, providing additional treatment options for conditions that were considered incurable until now.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)318-323
Number of pages6
JournalSeminars in Interventional Radiology
Volume37
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Aug 2020

Keywords

  • embolization
  • liver
  • lymphangiography
  • lymphatics

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