Lymphovenous anastomosis for recurrent swelling syndrome and chylous effusion due to cervical thoracic duct cyst.
|Title||Lymphovenous anastomosis for recurrent swelling syndrome and chylous effusion due to cervical thoracic duct cyst.|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2014|
|Authors||Veziant, J., L. Sakka, G. Galvaing, M. M. Tardy, L. Cassagnes, and M. Filaire|
|Journal||Journal of vascular surgery|
|Date Published||2014 Apr 15|
Thoracic duct (TD) cyst is an uncommon abnormality that can be manifested as a cervical swelling. Pathogenesis includes congenital or degenerative weakness of the wall of the TD and obstruction of the lymphoid flow. Diagnosis is crucial to eliminate malignant disease or vein thrombosis and can be established by imaging and needle aspiration. We report a case of recurrent cervical swelling with spontaneous chylothorax and chyloperitoneum. A TD cyst with a terminal obstruction of the TD was diagnosed on lymphangiography. Treatment by microsurgical lymphovenous anastomosis was successful, and the patient was free of symptom 3 years later.
|Alternate Journal||J. Vasc. Surg.|