Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open 2017 Jun 13;5(6):e1362. Epub 2017 Jun 13.
Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Odense University Hospital, Odense C, Denmark; Department of Clinical Research, University of Southern Denmark, Odense C, Denmark; and Department of Nuclear Medicine, Odense University Hospital, Odense C, Denmark.
: Lymphoscintigraphy has often been used for evaluating arm lymphatic dysfunction, but no optimal approach for quantification has so far emerged. We propose a quantifiable measure of lymphatic function that we applied in patients treated for breast cancer.Methods
: Eleven patients, aged 34-68 years, with unilateral arm lymphedema following breast cancer treatment underwent bilateral lymphoscintigraphy using intradermal injection in both hands of technetium-99m-labeled human serum albumin and sequential 5 min imaging for 5 hours. Read More