Indirect Lymphography in Xeroradiography. Technique Evaluating Changes of the Lymphatics in Patients with Chronic Venous Insufficiency and Other Swellings of the Lower Extremities

  • S. Knorz
  • K. U. Tiedjen
Conference paper


Chronic venous insufficiency causes both pathological-anatomical changes of the the limbs as well as functional. Isotope lymphography is suitable to investigate function of the lymphatic drainage [1]. Direct lymphography with oily contrast agent entails complications and aggravation of the lymphatic desease and should not be used in the examination of chronic edema [2].


Lymphedema Iopamidol Solutrast 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • S. Knorz
    • 1
  • K. U. Tiedjen
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Radiology and NuclearmedicineElisabeth-HospitalBochumGermany

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