Center for Lymphatic Imaging and Interventions
A joint program of Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and Penn Medicine, the Center for Lymphatic Imaging and Interventions provides highly specialized care for children and adults with lymphatic leaks and lymphatic flow disorders. The center is a first-of-its-kind effort to treat these often undiagnosed and difficult-to-manage conditions.
Experts in the Center for Lymphatic Imaging and Interventions continue to refine advanced imaging and interventional technologies such as a dynamic contrast MR lymphangiography (DCMRL) to map out the anatomy and flow of the lymphatic system. This allows our team to more accurately identify and manage lymphatic leaks and flow disorders using a variety of minimally invasive treatment options.
To date, the Center’s team has treated more than 500 adults and 100 children with lymphatic flow disorders, making the program the largest and most active of its kind in the world.
Conditions We Treat
- Chylous ascites
- Congenital lymphatic dysplasia
- Congenital pulmonary lymphangiectasia
- Central lymphatic insufficiency
- Plastic bronchitis
- Postoperative chylous wound leaks
- Protein-losing enteropathy