Lymphedema pp 155-165 | Cite as

Duplex Ultrasonography

  • Attilio Cavezzi


Diagnosis of lymphedema (LYM) of upper and lower limbs currently relies upon the clinical assessment and upon lymphoscintigraphy in most cases. Color-duplex ultrasound (CDU) is an extremely reliable diagnostic technology for arterial and venous investigation, and the application of ultrasound investigation in LYM diagnostics has been reported since 1986,1,2 to complement these imaging modalities. The exploitation of this safe, easily repeatable, quite reproducible, and relatively inexpensive technology for lymphatic disorders has resulted in the possibility of collecting some useful information before, during, and after any LYM treatment.


Ultrasound Contrast Agent Postthrombotic Syndrome Muscular Fascia Lymphatic Trunk Lymphedematous Limb 
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Thanks to Dr. E. Concettina for her contribution and to Prof. B.B. Lee for his patience and continuous stimulus to our scientific work.


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  • Attilio Cavezzi
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  1. 1.Vascular UnitPoliambulatorio Hippocrates and Clinica Stella MarisSan Benedetto del Tronto (AP)Italy

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