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Thoracic Duct Drainage

Clinical Experience
  • Robert E. Richie
  • Gary Niblack
  • H. K. Johnson
  • M. B. Tallent

Abstract

Allograft rejection continues to be the major obstacle to obtaining a successful graft in spite of significant strides having been made in the areas of histocompatibility, organ preservation, and immunosuppression. At the Veterans Administration Medical Center and the Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, we have used thoracic duct drainage (TDD) as a means of immunologically preparing a select group of patients for transplantation. This report presents our clinical experience with this therapeutic modality during the past 10 years.

Keywords

Thoracic Duct Chronic Active Hepatitis Viral Encephalitis Veteran Administration Medical Lymphocyte Depletion 
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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1985

Authors and Affiliations

  • Robert E. Richie
    • 1
    • 2
  • Gary Niblack
    • 1
    • 2
  • H. K. Johnson
    • 1
    • 2
  • M. B. Tallent
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Transplantation Section, Surgery ServiceVeterans Administration HospitalUSA
  2. 2.Department of SurgeryVanderbilt University Medical CenterNashvilleUSA

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