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Lymphedema
Christopher R. McAdams, MD; Paige Bennett, MD
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KEY FACTS

  • Imaging

    • Top Differential Diagnoses

      • Diagnostic Checklist

        TERMINOLOGY

        • Definitions

          • Abnormal accumulation of lymphatic fluid resulting in soft tissue edema secondary to impeded transport of lymph through lymphatic system

        IMAGING

        • Nuclear Medicine Findings

          • CT Findings

            • MR Findings

              • Imaging Recommendations

                DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                  PATHOLOGY

                  • General Features

                    CLINICAL ISSUES

                    • Presentation

                      • Demographics

                        • Treatment

                          DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                          • Consider

                            • Image Interpretation Pearls

                              Selected References

                              1. Nganga EC et al: Comparison of quantitative analysis to qualitative analysis for interpretation of lower-limb lymphoscintigraphy. World J Nucl Med. 18(1):36-41, 2019
                              2. Villa G et al: Procedural recommendations for lymphoscintigraphy in the diagnosis of peripheral lymphedema: the Genoa Protocol. Nucl Med Mol Imaging. 53(1):47-56, 2019
                              3. Hassanein AH et al: Diagnostic accuracy of lymphoscintigraphy for lymphedema and analysis of false-negative tests. Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open. 5(7):e1396, 2017
                              4. Infante JR et al: Lymphoscintigraphy for differential diagnosis of peripheral edema: diagnostic yield of different scintigraphic patterns. Rev Esp Med Nucl Imagen Mol. 31(5):237-42, 2012
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                              KEY FACTS

                              • Imaging

                                • Top Differential Diagnoses

                                  • Diagnostic Checklist

                                    TERMINOLOGY

                                    • Definitions

                                      • Abnormal accumulation of lymphatic fluid resulting in soft tissue edema secondary to impeded transport of lymph through lymphatic system

                                    IMAGING

                                    • Nuclear Medicine Findings

                                      • CT Findings

                                        • MR Findings

                                          • Imaging Recommendations

                                            DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                                              PATHOLOGY

                                              • General Features

                                                CLINICAL ISSUES

                                                • Presentation

                                                  • Demographics

                                                    • Treatment

                                                      DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                                                      • Consider

                                                        • Image Interpretation Pearls

                                                          Selected References

                                                          1. Nganga EC et al: Comparison of quantitative analysis to qualitative analysis for interpretation of lower-limb lymphoscintigraphy. World J Nucl Med. 18(1):36-41, 2019
                                                          2. Villa G et al: Procedural recommendations for lymphoscintigraphy in the diagnosis of peripheral lymphedema: the Genoa Protocol. Nucl Med Mol Imaging. 53(1):47-56, 2019
                                                          3. Hassanein AH et al: Diagnostic accuracy of lymphoscintigraphy for lymphedema and analysis of false-negative tests. Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open. 5(7):e1396, 2017
                                                          4. Infante JR et al: Lymphoscintigraphy for differential diagnosis of peripheral edema: diagnostic yield of different scintigraphic patterns. Rev Esp Med Nucl Imagen Mol. 31(5):237-42, 2012