Scintigraphic Documentation of Lymph Drainage of Cutaneous Tumours

  • H. Müller
  • S. F. Grebe
  • E. L. Sattler
  • G.-L. Fängewisch
Part of the Recent Results in Cancer Research book series (RECENTCANCER, volume 86)

Abstract

Since its development several years ago, lymphoscintigraphy has not been widely used. Originally the method employed a radiogold colloid; however, the more recent use of radiotechnetium colloids has facilitated the development of a new diagnostic technique which visualises the subcutaneous drainage of lymph from any skin region. Using scintigrams, it is possible to illustrate the different, often a priori not easily predicted crossed directions of lymphatic drainage. Variations in the lymphatic system may be demonstrated in each individual patient.

Keywords

Sulphide Antimony Kinetin Technetium Hyaluronidase 

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin · Heidelberg 1983

Authors and Affiliations

  • H. Müller
    • 1
  • S. F. Grebe
    • 1
  • E. L. Sattler
    • 1
  • G.-L. Fängewisch
    • 1
  1. 1.Abteilung für NuklearmedizinUniversitätsklinikenGiessenGermany

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