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Lymphoedema: lymphoscintigraphy versus other diagnostic techniques - a clinician’s point of view

Hanna Tomczak, Wiesława Nyka, Piotr Lass
Nucl. Med. Rev 2005;8(1):37-43.

open access

Vol 8, No 1 (2005)
Reviews
Published online: 2005-06-21
Submitted: 2012-01-23

Abstract

This paper overviews the problem of the clinical basis, diagnosis and available therapy modalities for lymphoedema. Regarding diagnostics, the measurement of circumference, volume and thickness of the limb are presented, as well as diagnostic imaging modalities. These include direct and indirect lymphography, MRI, CT, ultrasound imaging and lymphoscintigraphy, which is currently considered the leading technique in primary diagnosis of lymphoedema and its follow-up. This paper discusses the treatment of lymphoedema and the role of lymphoscintigraphy in the follow-up of patents with lymphoedema.

Abstract

This paper overviews the problem of the clinical basis, diagnosis and available therapy modalities for lymphoedema. Regarding diagnostics, the measurement of circumference, volume and thickness of the limb are presented, as well as diagnostic imaging modalities. These include direct and indirect lymphography, MRI, CT, ultrasound imaging and lymphoscintigraphy, which is currently considered the leading technique in primary diagnosis of lymphoedema and its follow-up. This paper discusses the treatment of lymphoedema and the role of lymphoscintigraphy in the follow-up of patents with lymphoedema.
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Keywords

lymphatic oedema; diagnostic imaging; lymphoscintigraphy

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Title

Lymphoedema: lymphoscintigraphy versus other diagnostic techniques - a clinician’s point of view

Journal

Nuclear Medicine Review

Issue

Vol 8, No 1 (2005)

Pages

37-43

Published online

2005-06-21

Bibliographic record

Nucl. Med. Rev 2005;8(1):37-43.

Keywords

lymphatic oedema
diagnostic imaging
lymphoscintigraphy

Authors

Hanna Tomczak
Wiesława Nyka
Piotr Lass

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