Case report

Doxycycline instillation used to treat a high-output lymphatic fistula secondary to needle puncture

K. Singh, M. L. Wang, V. Rubinshteyn, C. Sticco, J. Deitch

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Abstract

Previous reports have documented the use of doxycycline as a sclerosing agent in the treatment of recurrent pleural effusion and pneumothoracies. However, little is currently known of its use in the closure of lymphatic fistulae. This paper presents a case in which an infusion of doxycycline was used in a patient who had developed the unusual complication of a high-output lymphatic fistula, following a femoral needle puncture. As no standard of care has been established in the treatment of this problem, we embarked on a minimally-invasive course of action, using doxycycline as a sclerosing agent. We found this treatment to be effective, with no complications.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)171-172
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of wound care
Volume20
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 2011
Externally publishedYes

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Doxycycline
Punctures
Sclerosing Solutions
Fistula
Needles
Pleural Effusion
Standard of Care
Thigh
Therapeutics

Keywords

  • Doxycycline
  • Lymphatic fistula

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nursing (miscellaneous)
  • Fundamentals and skills

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Singh, K., Wang, M. L., Rubinshteyn, V., Sticco, C., & Deitch, J. (2011). Case report: Doxycycline instillation used to treat a high-output lymphatic fistula secondary to needle puncture. Journal of wound care, 20(4), 171-172.

Case report : Doxycycline instillation used to treat a high-output lymphatic fistula secondary to needle puncture. / Singh, K.; Wang, M. L.; Rubinshteyn, V.; Sticco, C.; Deitch, J.

In: Journal of wound care, Vol. 20, No. 4, 04.2011, p. 171-172.

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Singh, K, Wang, ML, Rubinshteyn, V, Sticco, C & Deitch, J 2011, 'Case report: Doxycycline instillation used to treat a high-output lymphatic fistula secondary to needle puncture', Journal of wound care, vol. 20, no. 4, pp. 171-172.
Singh, K. ; Wang, M. L. ; Rubinshteyn, V. ; Sticco, C. ; Deitch, J. / Case report : Doxycycline instillation used to treat a high-output lymphatic fistula secondary to needle puncture. In: Journal of wound care. 2011 ; Vol. 20, No. 4. pp. 171-172.
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