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Visualization of the thoracic duct by lymphoscintigraphy

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Imaging of the thoracic duct is usually performed by radiological lymphography. However, this procedure, which uses an oil based dye injected directly into the lymph channels, has some adverse effects. In this paper we note that lymphoscintigraphy, a physiological and non invasive method, may visualize thoracic duct abnormalities, and might be particularly useful when radiological lymphography is contraindicated.

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Baulieu, F., Baulieu, JL., Mesny, J. et al. Visualization of the thoracic duct by lymphoscintigraphy. Eur J Nucl Med 13, 264–265 (1987).

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