Thoracic duct decompression: An idea whose time has come - again

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[Editorial] Thoracic duct decompression (TDD) is an idea first proposed and applied as a novel therapeutic strategy by lymphologists in the 1960's. TDD is recently being reexamined and, in selected patients with portal hypertension from hepatic cirrhosis or with central venous hypertension from isolated right-sided heart failure, undertaken using advanced surgical and image-guided interventional radiologic approaches.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)51-54
Number of pages4
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2020
Externally publishedYes


  • decompression
  • hepatic cirrhosis
  • overload
  • right heart failure
  • shunts
  • stent-graft
  • thoracic duct
  • thoracic duct-venous junction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Hematology


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