Lymphoscintigraphy demonstrating thoracic duct injury in an infant with hypoplastic left heart syndrome

Clin Nucl Med. 2000 May;25(5):335-6. doi: 10.1097/00003072-200005000-00002.


Chylous effusion is an infrequent complication of cardiothoracic surgery and a less frequent complication of central line placement. The authors describe a novel application of lymphoscintigraphy showing thoracic duct injury in an infant after surgery for hypoplastic left heart syndrome.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Chylothorax / diagnostic imaging*
  • Chylothorax / surgery
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome / surgery*
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Postoperative Complications / diagnostic imaging*
  • Postoperative Complications / surgery
  • Radionuclide Imaging
  • Reoperation
  • Technetium Tc 99m Sulfur Colloid
  • Thoracic Duct / diagnostic imaging
  • Thoracic Duct / injuries*
  • Thoracic Duct / surgery


  • Technetium Tc 99m Sulfur Colloid