Intranodal lymphangiography (IL) has supplanted pedal lymphangiography (PL) as an easier and more practical approach to opacifying lymphatic vessels for interventional radiologists treating refractory chyle leaks. As more interventional radiologists-many of who are not trained in or have not performed PL-incorporate IL into their practice, it is imperative that they be familiar with the risks of lymphangiography, including pulmonary and systemic embolization of oily contrast material. Herein, the authors report a devastating case of cerebral embolization of ethiodized oil following IL and review the literature regarding systemic embolization following lymphangiography.
- interventional radiology
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine