Publication Type:

Journal Article

Source:

Clinical Nuclear Medicine, Volume 38, Number 11, p.891-903 (2013)

URL:

http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-84886639429&partnerID=40&md5=7472fd9866932a946f3661988bba70c7

Keywords:

article, chylous ascites, gamma camera, human, lymph flow, lymphedema, lymphoscintigraphy, magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography, nuclear magnetic resonance imaging, peripheral edema, sinus histiocytosis, technetium sulfur colloid tc 99m

Abstract:

ABSTRACT: Lymphedema is a chronic condition caused by ineffective lymphatic transport that results in edema and skin damage. Distinguishing lymphedema from other causes can be difficult. Lymphoscintigraphy is a simple and noninvasive functional test for the evaluation of the lymphatic system. Technetium-labeled sulfur colloid is injected intradermally at the interdigital web spaces of the upper/lower limbs. Once injected, the radiolabeled colloid particles travel through the superficial lymphatic channels. Thus, their lymphatic transport is monitored with dual-head gamma camera. The typical patterns of upper and lower limb lymphedema on lymphoscintigraphy are summarized in this section. Copyright © 2013 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.

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Cite this Research Publication

P. S. Sundaram and Subramanyam, P., “Clinical Nuclear medicine– Lymphoscintigraphy in the evaluation of limb edema”, Clinical Nuclear Medicine, vol. 38, pp. 891-903, 2013.

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