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Dilated Thoracic Duct Terminal and Chyle Withdrawal from a Central Venous Port in Innominate Vein Stenosis

Chyle withdrawal from a central venous port in innominate vein stenosis

  • Chou-Ming Yeh1,2 and Chia-Man Chou3,4,*
    Division of Thoracic Surgery, Taichung Hospital, Ministry of Health and Welfare, Taiwan
    Department of Healthcare, Central Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Taichung, Taiwan
    Department of Surgery, Taichung Veterans General Hospital, Taiwan
    College of Medicine, National Yang-Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan


Central vein stenosis is a rare complication that occurs after central venous port placement. We report a case of chyle withdrawal from a central venous port in a patient receiving chemotherapy for stage IV rectal cancer. Dilated thoracic duct terminal and innominate vein stenosis both were clearly shown in the angiography results, and innominate vein stenosis was resolved by performing percutaneous transluminal angioplasty


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October 23, 2018
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YEH, Chou-Ming; CHOU, Chia-Man. Dilated Thoracic Duct Terminal and Chyle Withdrawal from a Central Venous Port in Innominate Vein Stenosis. Trends Journal of Sciences Research, [S.l.], v. 3, n. 3, p. 144-146, oct. 2018. ISSN 2377-8083. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 22 apr. 2019.
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