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
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2011

Keywords

  • Doxycycline
  • Lymphatic fistula

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Fundamentals and skills
  • Nursing (miscellaneous)

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