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Title: Lymphoscintigraphy as an adjunctive procedure in the perioperative assessment of patients undergoing microlymphaticovenous anastomoses

Abstract

Microlymphaticovenous anastomoses provide a potential for reducing lymphedema of the upper extremity complicating radical mastectomy or irradiation. Lymphoscintigraphy with technetium isotopes is a valuable investigative modality in the perioperative evaluation of patients undergoing this surgical procedure. The radionuclide studies provide information regarding structural change and physiologic derangement with a low radiation dose to the patient. It is a simple, painless procedure requiring minimal skill and no surgical intervention. In addition, a reproducible method for preparing a radiocolloid suitable for lymphatic imaging using an approved drug as a precursor has been developed.

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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
6982250
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Clin. Nucl. Med.; (United States)
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 8:7
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
62 RADIOLOGY AND NUCLEAR MEDICINE; 38 RADIATION CHEMISTRY, RADIOCHEMISTRY, AND NUCLEAR CHEMISTRY; LYMPHATIC SYSTEM; SCINTISCANNING; RADIOPHARMACEUTICALS; CHEMICAL PREPARATION; RADIOTHERAPY; SIDE EFFECTS; COLLOIDS; NEOPLASMS; PATIENTS; SULFUR COMPOUNDS; TECHNETIUM ISOTOPES; COUNTING TECHNIQUES; DIAGNOSTIC TECHNIQUES; DISEASES; DISPERSIONS; DRUGS; ISOTOPES; LABELLED COMPOUNDS; MEDICINE; NUCLEAR MEDICINE; RADIOISOTOPE SCANNING; RADIOLOGY; SYNTHESIS; THERAPY; 550601* - Medicine- Unsealed Radionuclides in Diagnostics; 400702 - Radiochemistry & Nuclear Chemistry- Properties of Radioactive Materials

Citation Formats

Sacks, G A, Sandler, M P, Born, M L, Clanton, J A, Franklin, J D, and Partain, C L. Lymphoscintigraphy as an adjunctive procedure in the perioperative assessment of patients undergoing microlymphaticovenous anastomoses. United States: N. p., 1983. Web. doi:10.1097/00003072-198307000-00006.
Sacks, G A, Sandler, M P, Born, M L, Clanton, J A, Franklin, J D, & Partain, C L. Lymphoscintigraphy as an adjunctive procedure in the perioperative assessment of patients undergoing microlymphaticovenous anastomoses. United States. doi:10.1097/00003072-198307000-00006.
Sacks, G A, Sandler, M P, Born, M L, Clanton, J A, Franklin, J D, and Partain, C L. Fri . "Lymphoscintigraphy as an adjunctive procedure in the perioperative assessment of patients undergoing microlymphaticovenous anastomoses". United States. doi:10.1097/00003072-198307000-00006.
@article{osti_6982250,
title = {Lymphoscintigraphy as an adjunctive procedure in the perioperative assessment of patients undergoing microlymphaticovenous anastomoses},
author = {Sacks, G A and Sandler, M P and Born, M L and Clanton, J A and Franklin, J D and Partain, C L},
abstractNote = {Microlymphaticovenous anastomoses provide a potential for reducing lymphedema of the upper extremity complicating radical mastectomy or irradiation. Lymphoscintigraphy with technetium isotopes is a valuable investigative modality in the perioperative evaluation of patients undergoing this surgical procedure. The radionuclide studies provide information regarding structural change and physiologic derangement with a low radiation dose to the patient. It is a simple, painless procedure requiring minimal skill and no surgical intervention. In addition, a reproducible method for preparing a radiocolloid suitable for lymphatic imaging using an approved drug as a precursor has been developed.},
doi = {10.1097/00003072-198307000-00006},
journal = {Clin. Nucl. Med.; (United States)},
number = ,
volume = 8:7,
place = {United States},
year = {1983},
month = {7}
}