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What Are the Complications and Treatment for Lymphedema?
Discussion Lymphedema occurs because of abnormal development or damage to the lymphatic structures. It is a chronic often progressive swelling of tissues starting distally and advancing more proximally. Extremities are the most common sites followed by genitalia. Fluid accumulation in the interstitial, superficial spaces causes adipose deposition and fibrosis. This causes the lymphedematous tissue to then enlarge. Edema is pitting early on and later is non-pitting. Causes of lymphedema can be primary (~1%) or secondary (~99%). Primary lymphedema has been associated with several genetic mutations. Milroy disease is a prima...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - July 25, 2016 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

SNMMI: SPECT/CT shines at sentinel lymph-node imaging
Presurgical SPECT/CT provides more effective sentinel node imaging than lymphoscintigraphy, (more) (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - June 10, 2014 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Molecular breast imaging protocol unmasks more cancer
(Society of Nuclear Medicine) Patients with advanced breast cancer that may have spread to their lymph nodes could benefit from a more robust dose of a molecular imaging agent called Tc-99m filtered sulfur colloid when undergoing lymphoscintigraphy, a functional imaging technique that scouts new cancer as it begins to metastasize. Best results also indicate that imaging could be improved by injecting the agent the day prior to surgical resection, according to research unveiled at the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging's 2014 Annual Meeting. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - June 9, 2014 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Presurgical SPECT/CT shows more cancer than current standard
(Society of Nuclear Medicine) Startling data from an international multi-center trial provide growing evidence that sentinel node imaging is more effectively accomplished with hybrid functional imaging with single photon emission computed tomography and computed tomography than with another molecular imaging technique called lymphoscintigraphy. This conclusion held after imaging a range of cancers displaying a variety of lymphatic drainage types associated with melanoma, an aggressive skin cancer; breast carcinoma; and malignancies of the pelvis, such as prostate and cervical cancer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - June 9, 2014 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Technetium - Definition of Technetium, Used for...
Technetium is a chemical element used in nuclear medicine to locate cancer tumors and for other imaging purposes. It is used during lymphoscintigraphy (imaging for a sentinel lymph node test) and for a MuGA scan (Multiple Gate Acquisition scan) before Adriamycin can be given to treat breast cancer. (Source: About.com Breast Cancer)
Source: About.com Breast Cancer - February 27, 2014 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: breastcancer.guide at about.com Tags: health Source Type: news

Lymphoscintigraphy Definition - Lymphoscintigra...
Lymphoscintigraphy is a technique that is used to determine the sentinel lymph node (first lymph nodes the tumor is draining into). (Source: About.com Breast Cancer)
Source: About.com Breast Cancer - June 10, 2013 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: breastcancer.guide at about.com Tags: health Source Type: news