Lymphangiography in Cancer of the Genitourinary Tract

  • B.-S. Jing
  • S. Wallace


The diagnosis and management of the patient with genitourinary malignancy is a multidisciplinary approach by the urologist, diagnostic radiologist, pathologist, radiotherapist and medical oncologist. Management depends, to a great extent, upon a thorough assessment of the extent of the neoplastic disease. Lymphangiography (LAG) is employed in patients with cancer of the testes, bladder, prostate and penis in the evaluation of the pelvic and paraaortic lymph nodes. Using rigid criteria, when the lymphangiogram is considered positive it has an accuracy of 90%–95%; when the lymphangiogram is considered negative, 15%–20% of patients prove to have metastatic disease.


Nodal Metastasis Internal Iliac Artery Kind Permission Inferior Pedicle Compute Tomography Group 
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  • S. Wallace

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