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Title: Lymphoscintigraphy (LS) in lymphedema (LE) of the extremities

Twenty-two patients with primary and secondary LE and one with lipedema had LS using 0.4-0.6 mCi of Tc-99mSb2Sb3 subcutaneous at the second interdigital space. Three had excisional surgery, in four patients lympho-venous anastomosis (LVA) was attempted following LS. Results are presented in this paper. This study concludes that LS is a noninvasive method without side effects that visualizes the pattern of the lymphatic system in LE. If lymph channels were seen, LVA could be performed. LS seems adequate for patient selection and follow-up after LVA. It differentiated LE from lipedema. Image patterns or quantitative studies could not differentiate between primary and secondary LE.
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
5961109
Report Number(s):
CONF-850611-
Journal ID: CODEN: JNMEA; TRN: 87-039261
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: J. Nucl. Med.; (United States); Journal Volume: 26:5; Conference: 32. annual meeting of the Society of Nuclear Medicine, Houston, TX, USA, 2 Jun 1985
Research Org:
Mayo Clinic/Foundation, Rochester, MN
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
62 RADIOLOGY AND NUCLEAR MEDICINE; 59 BASIC BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES; EDEMA; DIAGNOSIS; LIMBS; LYMPHATIC SYSTEM; SCINTISCANNING; DIAGNOSTIC USES; LYMPH NODES; LYMPH VESSELS; PATIENTS; SIDE EFFECTS; SUBCUTANEOUS INJECTION; SURGERY; TECHNETIUM 99; TISSUE DISTRIBUTION; BETA DECAY RADIOISOTOPES; BETA-MINUS DECAY RADIOISOTOPES; BODY; BODY AREAS; COUNTING TECHNIQUES; DIAGNOSTIC TECHNIQUES; DISTRIBUTION; HOURS LIVING RADIOISOTOPES; INJECTION; INTAKE; INTERMEDIATE MASS NUCLEI; ISOMERIC TRANSITION ISOTOPES; ISOTOPES; MEDICINE; NUCLEI; ODD-EVEN NUCLEI; PATHOLOGICAL CHANGES; RADIOISOTOPE SCANNING; RADIOISOTOPES; SYMPTOMS; TECHNETIUM ISOTOPES; USES; YEARS LIVING RADIOISOTOPES 550601* -- Medicine-- Unsealed Radionuclides in Diagnostics; 550901 -- Pathology-- Tracer Techniques