What is the role of lymphoscintigraphy in the workup of lymphedema?

Updated: Mar 24, 2021
  • Author: Robert A Schwartz, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: William D James, MD  more...
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Lymphoscintigraphy is the new criterion standard for evaluation of the lymphatic system. It provides detailed visualization of the lymphatic channels without promoting further damage to them. This test can be used to define anatomy and patency, evaluate dynamics of flow and reversal of flow, and determine the severity of obstruction. [62]


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