Use of Contrast-Enhanced Ultrasound to Determine Thoracic Duct Patency.

TitleUse of Contrast-Enhanced Ultrasound to Determine Thoracic Duct Patency.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2020
AuthorsMejia EJ, Otero HJ, Smith CL, Shipman M, Liu M, Pinto E, DeWitt A, Rome JJ, Dori Y, Biko DM
JournalJ Vasc Interv Radiol
Date Published2020 Sep 09
ISSN1535-7732
Abstract

The aim of this study was to determine the feasibility of using contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) evaluation to determine thoracic duct (TD) outlet patency. Nine patients referred for lymphatic imaging and intervention underwent percutaneous intranodal ultrasound contrast injection and conventional lymphangiography (CL). Eight of 9 patients had a patent TD by CEUS and CL. One patient did not have a patent TD. There was 100% agreement between CEUS and CL. These results suggest that CEUS is an imaging modality that might be as accurate as CL in determining TD patency.

DOI10.1016/j.jvir.2020.05.022
Alternate JournalJ Vasc Interv Radiol
PubMed ID32919824