Quantitative radionuclide lymphoscintigraphy predicts outcome of manual lymphatic therapy in breast cancer-related lymphedema of the upper extremity.

@article{Szuba2002QuantitativeRL,
  title={Quantitative radionuclide lymphoscintigraphy predicts outcome of manual lymphatic therapy in breast cancer-related lymphedema of the upper extremity.},
  author={Andrzej Szuba and Wolfgang Strauss and S P Sirsikar and Stanley G Rockson},
  journal={Nuclear medicine communications},
  year={2002},
  volume={23 12},
  pages={1171-5}
}
Secondary lymphedema is a localized, acquired lymphatic microcirculatory disturbance that affects large numbers of patients after breast cancer therapy. There is a paucity of objective methods to quantitate lymphatic function and to anticipate the response to therapeutic interventions. We applied radionuclide lymphoscintigraphy to evaluate lymphatic transport and axillary lymph node visualization in women following breast cancer therapy to determine the utility of these data in these patients… CONTINUE READING
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