Lymphography in Clinical Stage III Hodgkin’s Disease

  • W. A. Fuchs
  • I. Triller
  • M. Haertel
Part of the Recent Results in Cancer Research / Fortschritte der Krebsforschung / Progrès dans les recherches sur le cancer book series (RECENTCANCER, volume 46)


35 patients with CS III Hodgkin’s disease at first presentation were subdivided by lymphography into two groups: CS III1N presenting only the aortic lymph nodes involved and CS III2N with additional involvement of the iliac (inguinal) lymph nodes. The 3-year survival rate of CS III1N was 70%, of CS III2N 8% and of CS III as a whole 55%.

Lymphography is a routine procedure for the clinical staging of Hodgkin’s disease [15]. The accurate delineation of the portal fields in radiation therapy and the control of the results of radiotherapy and chemotherapy are other important reasons for routinely performing this method. Our present study, like our previous preliminary reports [4, 5], indicates that lymphography offers additional information in patients with CS III disease.


Lymph Node Nitrogen Mustard Additional Involvement Lymph Node Disease Portal Field 
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  • W. A. Fuchs
  • I. Triller
  • M. Haertel

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