Thoracic duct cannulation via a transjugular vascular endoscope (lymphoscope) in the dog

K. Seeliger, M. H. Witte, L. Witte Ch.

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We describe the feasibility of transjugular endovascular visualization and cannulation of the canine cervical thoracic duct using a flexible cholangioscope modified for lymphoscopy. The lymphoscope is composed of a prismatic side-view optic with a catheter guide channel attached by a metal cap to the terminal end. The technique has clinical applicability to the study of neoplastic diseases, examination and depletion of lymphocyte subpopulations in immunologic disorders, and perhaps the overcoming of increased resistance to lymph flow at the cervical lympho-venous junction in edematous conditions characterized by excessive lymph formation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)36-39
Number of pages4
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1981

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gastroenterology


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