Case Report

Utility of MR lymphangiography in chylous ascites: A report of two cases

Pratibha Bhatia, Poonam Sherwani, Intezar Ahmed, Udit Chauhan, Sudhir Saxena
South African Journal of Radiology | Vol 27, No 1 | a2703 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/sajr.v27i1.2703 | © 2023 Pratibha Bhatia, Poonam Sherwani, Intezar Ahmed, Udit Chauhan, Sudhir Saxena | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 22 April 2023 | Published: 31 August 2023

About the author(s)

Pratibha Bhatia, Department of Radiodiagnosis and Imaging, All India Institute of Medical Science, Rishikesh, India
Poonam Sherwani, Department of Radiodiagnosis and Imaging, All India Institute of Medical Science, Rishikesh, India
Intezar Ahmed, Department of Pediatric Surgery, All India Institute of Medical Science, Rishikesh, India
Udit Chauhan, Department of Radiodiagnosis and Imaging, All India Institute of Medical Science, Rishikesh, India
Sudhir Saxena, Department of Radiodiagnosis and Imaging, All India Institute of Medical Science, Rishikesh, India

Abstract

Dynamic contrast-enhanced (DCE) lymphangiography is a novel imaging technique with a potential role in suspected cases of lymphatic leaks. A 15-year-old male with a post operative chylous leak and an 8-year-old male who developed chylous ascites secondary to disseminated tuberculosis are presented. Both children underwent MR lymphangiography.

Contribution: The role of DCE-MR lymphangiography in cases of chylous ascites to help guide appropriate management.


Keywords

MR lymphangiography; central conducting lymphatics; chylous ascites; nodal lymphangiography; cisterna chyli

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