Radiographics 2022 Mar-Apr;42(2):487-505. Epub 2022 Feb 18.
From the Department of Radiology, Divisions of Cardiothoracic Imaging (E.L., P.P.A.), Interventional Radiology (W.S.), and Body Imaging (W.R.M.), University of Michigan, University Hospital Floor B1, Reception C, 1500 E Medical Center Dr, SPC 5030, Ann Arbor, MI 48109; University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine, Department of Radiology, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pa (D.M.B.); and Department of Radiology, Division of Pediatric Radiology, University of Michigan, C.S. Mott Children's Hospital, Ann Arbor, Mich (M.L.T.).
Lymphatic abnormalities encompass a wide range of disorders spanning solitary common cystic lymphatic malformations (LMs) to entities involving multiple organ systems such as lymphangioleiomyomatosis. Many of these disorders are rare, yet some, such as secondary lymphedema from the treatment of malignancy (radiation therapy and/or lymph node dissection), affect millions of patients worldwide. Owing to complex and variable anatomy, the lymphatics are not as well understood as other organ systems. Read More