Lymphography

  • John H. N. Wolfe

Abstract

Clinical lymphography was introduced by Kinmonthl in 1952. The indications are now limited with the advent of less demanding techniques. Isotope lymphography may be used to elucidate the cause of leg oedema and can differentiate between the various types of primary lymphoedema. When clinical assessment is combined with lymphography an accurate prognosis may be obtained in many patients2 and once the exact anatomical lymphatic abnormality is defined, appropriate operations may be carried out.

Keywords

Urea Propylene Radioactive Isotope Lymphedema Cellulitis 

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© Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 1994

Authors and Affiliations

  • John H. N. Wolfe
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.St Mary’s HospitalUK
  2. 2.Royal Postgraduate Medical SchoolHammersmith HospitalLondonUK

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