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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28746237/abdominoplasty-with-lymphatic-microsurgery-for-patients-with-secondary-lower-extremity-lymphedema
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Shinsuke Akita, Yoshihisa Yamaji, Hideki Tokumoto, Naoki Adachi, Yoshitaro Sasahara, Yoshitaka Kubota, Motone Kuriyama, Nobuyuki Mitsukawa
BACKGROUND: Patients with secondary lower extremity lymphedema (LEL) often develop suprapubic lymphedema. We developed a novel surgical method of shaping the lower abdomen and debulking suprapubic lymphedema with simultaneous reconstruction of lymphatic flow in case of LEL. METHODS: A skin incision in a fleur-de-lis pattern was performed for horizontal and vertical abdominal skin and fat resection. A caudal-based isosceles triangular flap was created on the central suprapubic region to reduce wound tension at the intersection of the horizontal and vertical incisions...
July 12, 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740776/tc-99m-human-serum-albumin-transit-time-as-a-measure-of-arm-breast-cancer-related-lymphedema
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Navid M Toyserkani, Svend Hvidsten, Siavosh Tabatabaeifar, Jane A Simonsen, Poul F Høilund-Carlsen, Jens A Sørensen
BACKGROUND: 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...
June 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Global Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738392/multiple-lymph-node-basin-drainage-in-trunk-melanoma-is-not-associated-with-survival-of-sentinel-lymph-node-positive-patients
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Simone Ribero, Simona Osella Abate, Sadro Pasquali, Carlo Riccardo Rossi, Lorenzo Borgognoni, Dario Piazzalunga, Nicola Solari, Mauro Schiavon, Paola Brandani, Luca Ansaloni, Erica Ponte, Francesco Silan, Antonio Sommariva, Francesco Bellucci, Giuseppe Macripò, Pietro Quaglino
OBJECTIVES: This study was aimed at investigating the prognostic role of multiple lymph node basin drainage (MLBD) in patients with positive sentinel lymph node (SLN) biopsy. BACKGROUND: MLBD is frequently observed in patients with trunk melanoma undergoing SLN. The prognostic value of MLBD in SLN-positive patients is still debated. METHODS: Retrospective data from 312 trunk melanoma patients with positive SLN biopsy (1991-2012) at 6 Italian referral centres were gathered in a multicentre database...
July 25, 2017: Dermatology: International Journal for Clinical and Investigative Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713733/effectiveness-of-preoperative-lymphoscintigraphy-for-the-detection-of-cervical-lymph-node-metastasis-in-patients-with-oral-squamous-cell-carcinoma
#4
Md Ahsan Habib, Quazi Billur Rahman, Shakhawat Hossain, Ashik Abdullah Imon, Gokul Chand Kundu
BACKGROUND: Oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) is one of the most common malignant tumor. OSCC is the malignancy of squamous epithelium of oral cavity, which is the sixth most common malignancy reported worldwide and one with highest mortality rate among all malignancies. AIMS: The aims of this study is to assess the diagnostic performance of lymphoscintigraphy (LSG) for the detection of cervical lymph node metastasis in patients with OSCC. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This was a prospective study done in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Department and National Institute of Nuclear Medicine and Allied Science, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University during July 2015-June 2016...
January 2017: Annals of Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705929/use-of-tc-99m-tilmanocept-as-a-single-agent-for-sentinel-lymph-node-identification-in-breast-cancer-a-retrospective-pilot-study
#5
Jonathan Takei Unkart, Anne Marie Wallace
Introduction: Tc-99m tilmanocept (TcTM) received recent FDA-approval for lymphatic mapping. However, no prior studies have evaluated the use of TcTM as a single agent in sentinel lymph node (SLN) biopsy in breast cancer. Methods: We executed this retrospective, pilot study to assess the ability of TcTM to identify sentinel nodes as a single agent in clinically node-negative breast cancer patients. Patients received a single, intradermal injection overlying the tumor of either 0.5 mCi TcTM the day-of surgery or 2...
July 13, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Medicine Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28690675/development-of-sentinel-node-biopsy-roll-and-iart-in-early-breast-cancer-at-the-european-institute-of-oncology-milan-ieo
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REVIEW
Giovanni Paganelli
The problem of unnecessary axillary clearance in many patients with early breast cancer was certainly a major issue at IEO when we started working with Prof. Umberto Veronesi in 1994. At that time, axillary dissection in EBC was offered to all patients and this procedure was often hotly debated during our multidisciplinary breast cancer meetings. The question as to whether we could avoid axillary dissection by using PET scans or other nuclear medicine methods was frequently asked by Veronesi. This eventually prompted us to investigate whether, as for melanoma patients, the sentinel node biopsy (SNB) approach could reliably be applied to breast cancer...
2017: Ecancermedicalscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28669886/correlation-between-lymphedema-disease-severity-and-lymphoscintigraphic-findings-a-clinical-radiological-study
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Reid A Maclellan, David Zurakowski, Stephan Voss, Arin K Greene
BACKGROUND: Lymphoscintigraphy is used to confirm the diagnosis of lymphedema; pathological findings are abnormal transit time to regional nodes and dermal backflow. A universal protocol for the test does not exist. The purpose of this study was to determine if the clinical severity of lymphedema correlates with lymphoscintigraphy findings. METHODS: Patients treated in our Lymphedema Program between 2009 and 2017 were reviewed. Diagnosis of lymphedema was determined by history, physical examination, and lymphoscintigraphy...
June 29, 2017: Journal of the American College of Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28664307/lymphocele-following-liposuction-in-the-thigh
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Qianwen Wang, Jiaqi Wang, Peng Li
Lymphocele has not been reported as a complication after liposuction. In this study, we present the case of a patient who developed a cystic lesion after liposuction in her right thigh. The cyst could contract and evolve. The diagnosis of pseudobursa seroma (late seroma) was first considered. However, lymphoscintigraphy showed that lymphatic fluid accumulated in the cyst, and lymphatic vessel connected with it. The final diagnose was a lymphocele. After interventional therapy and conservative treatment failed, the lymphocele was resected...
June 29, 2017: Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651791/-primary-lymphedema-in-childhood
#9
S Vignes, F Vidal, M Arrault, O Boccara
Lymphedema results from impaired lymphatic transport with increased limb volume and is divided into primary and secondary forms. In children, primary lymphedema is the most frequent, with a sporadic, rarely familial form or associated with complex malformative or genetic disorders. Diagnosis of lymphedema is mainly clinical and lymphoscintigraphy is useful to assess the lymphatic function of both limbs precisely. The main differential diagnosis is overgrowth syndrome. Erysipelas (cellulitis) is the main complication, but psychological or functional discomfort may occur throughout the course of lymphedema...
June 23, 2017: Archives de Pédiatrie: Organe Officiel de la Sociéte Française de Pédiatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647380/-lymphedema-of-the-lower-limbs-initial-manifestation-of-gastric-linitis-plastica
#10
S Nguyen, D Ouvrier, D Massalou, P Viau, A Chevallier, S Patouraux, T Passeron, J-P Lacour, H Montaudié
BACKGROUND: Primary lymphedemas are constitutional abnormalities of the lymphatic system. Secondary lymphedemas occur after damage to the lymphatic system, mainly after cancer treatments or tumour mass compression. There are many other causes, including filariasis, which is nonetheless very rare in France. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A 52-year-old man presented with a two-month history of increased size of the left leg. He was asymptomatic and in good general condition...
June 21, 2017: Annales de Dermatologie et de Vénéréologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28569457/advances-in-radioguided-surgery-in-oncology
#11
Renato A Valdés Olmos, Sergi Vidal-Sicart, Gianpiero Manca, Giuliano Mariani, Luisa F León-Ramírez, Domenico Rubello, Francesco Giammarile
The sentinel lymph node (SLN) biopsy is probably the most well known radioguided technique in surgical oncology. Today SLN biopsy reduces the morbidity associated with lymphadenectomy and increases the identification rate of occult lymphatic metastases by offering the pathologist the lymph nodes with the highest probability of containing metastatic cells. These advantages may result in a change in clinical clinical management both in melanoma and breast cancer patients. The SLN evaluation by pathology currently implies tumour burden stratification for further prognostic information...
June 1, 2017: Quarterly Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28555249/anatomy-of-the-cutaneous-lymphatic-system-of-the-trunk-a-clinico-anatomical-study-of-90-cutaneous-melanomas
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A Bonmarchand, D Coquerel-Beghin, A B Duval-Modeste, J Le Cloirec, F Duparc, I Auquit-Auckbur
PURPOSE: The cutaneous lymphatic system of the trunk is a complex network, the anatomical knowledge of which remains unclear. The lymphatic system plays a major role in the dissemination of lymphophilic cancers like melanomas. The aim of this study was to improve our knowledge, optimize the care of patients with cutaneous tumors of the trunk, and to use our clinical experience of the topography of pathologic lymph nodes related to cutaneous melanomas and depicted by lymphoscintigraphy...
May 29, 2017: Surgical and Radiologic Anatomy: SRA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508145/sentinel-lymph-node-biopsy-for-recurrent-melanoma-a-multicenter-study
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Georgia M Beasley, Yinin Hu, Linda Youngwirth, Randall P Scheri, April K Salama, Kara Rossfeld, Syed Gardezi, Doreen M Agnese, J Harrison Howard, Douglas S Tyler, Craig L Slingluff, Alicia M Terando
BACKGROUND: Sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLNB) is routinely performed for primary cutaneous melanomas; however, limited data exist for SLNB after locally recurrent (LR) or in-transit (IT) melanoma. METHODS: Data from three centers performing SLNB for LR/IT melanoma (1997 to the present) were reviewed, with the aim of assessing (1) success rate; (2) SLNB positivity; and (3) prognostic value of SLNB in this population. RESULTS: The study cohort included 107 patients...
May 15, 2017: Annals of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28492965/role-of-icg-99m-tc-nanocolloid-for-sentinel-lymph-node-detection-in-cervical-cancer-a-pilot-study
#14
Pilar Paredes, Sergi Vidal-Sicart, Francisco Campos, Andrés Tapias, Nuria Sánchez, Sergio Martínez, Lorena Carballo, Jaume Pahisa, Aureli Torné, Jaume Ordi, Francesc Carmona, Francisco Lomeña
PURPOSE: Sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLNB) can be used for nodal staging in early cervical cancer. For this purpose, the tracers most commonly used are radiotracers based on technetium. For the last decade, indocyanine green (ICG) has been used as a tracer for SLNB in other malignancies with excellent results and, more recently, a combination of ICG and a radiotracer has been shown to have the advantages of both tracers. The aim of this study was to evaluate the role of ICG-(99m)Tc-nanocolloid in SLN detection in patients with cervical cancer...
May 10, 2017: European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28473462/reliability-of-a-scoring-system-used-for-qualitative-evaluation-of-lymphoscintigraphic-imaging-of-lower-extremities
#15
Mojgan Ebrahim, Irina Savitcheva, Rimma Axelsson
Introduction: Lymphoscintigraphy is an imaging technique to diagnose and characterize the severity of edema in upper and lower extremities. In lymphoscintigraphy a scoring system can increase ability of diagnostic differentiation but the use of any scoring system requires sufficient reliability. AIM: To determine inter- and intraobserver reliability of a proposed scoring system used for visual interpretation of lymphoscintigraphic imaging of lower extremities. Materials and Methods: Lymphoscintigrams in 81 persons were randomly selected from our database for retrospective evaluation...
May 4, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Medicine Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28462719/intraoperative-localisation-of-impalpable-breast-lesions-utilising-the-rollis-technique-following-peritumoral-99mtc-colloid-sentinel-node-lymphoscintigraphy
#16
Te-Jui Hung, John Burrage, Anita Bourke, Donna Taylor
BACKGROUND: Ultrasound or stereotactic guided hook-wire localisation has been the standard-of-care for the pre-surgical localisation of impalpable breast lesions, which account for approximately a third of all breast cancer. Radioguided occult lesion localisation using I-125 seeds (ROLLIS) is a relatively new technique for guiding surgical excision of impalpable breast lesions, and is a promising alternative to the traditional hook-wire method. When combined with Tc-99m labelled colloid for sentinel node mapping in clinically indicated cases, there has been uncertainty regarding whether the downscatter of Tc-99m into the I-125 energy spectrum could adversely affect the intra-operative detection of the I-125 seed, especially pertaining to a peritumoral injection...
April 27, 2017: Current Radiopharmaceuticals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28458580/lymphoscintigraphy-detecting-alterations-of-upper-limb-lymphatic-flow-following-early-sentinel-lymph-node-biopsy-in-breast-cancer
#17
Almir Jose Sarri, Eduardo Tinois da Silva, Rene Aloisio da Costa Vieira, Katia Hiromoto Koga, Pedro Henrique Moriguchi Cação, Vitor Coca Sarri, Sonia Marta Moriguchi
PURPOSE: To evaluate early variations in lymphatic circulation of the arm pre- and post-sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLNB) and conservative breast surgery by lymphoscintigraphy (LS). PATIENTS AND METHODS: Between 2005 and 2012, 15 patients underwent LS before and after the SLNB (total=30 studies). The pre-SLNB study was considered the control. Early images within twenty minutes (dynamic and static images) and delayed images within ninety minutes of arms and armpits were acquired using a gamma camera...
2017: Breast Cancer: Targets and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430742/utility-of-single-photon-emission-tomography-computed-tomography-for-sentinel-lymph-node-localization-in-breast-cancer-patients
#18
Agnieszka Giżewska, Ewa Witkowska-Patena, Sebastian Osiecki, Andrzej Mazurek, Zofia Stembrowicz-Nowakowska, Mirosław Dziuk
OBJECTIVES: Sentinel lymph node (SLN) mapping is currently a routine technique in breast cancer management and preoperative scintigraphic imaging plays a crucial role in the process of SLN detection. The guidelines recommend performing planar acquisition and optional single-photon emission tomography/computed tomography (SPECT/CT) imaging. The aim of this study was to verify whether routine performing of SPECT/CT in addition to planar imaging increases the sensitivity of SLN detection in patients with early-stage breast cancer...
June 2017: Nuclear Medicine Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426839/medical-history-in-the-hellenic-journal-of-nuclear-medicine
#19
EDITORIAL
Andreas Otte
The Hellenic Journal of Nuclear Medicine is about to celebrate its 20th anniversary end of 2017. On board of the editorial team since 2003, this journal has influenced me like a good friend over the many past years. From time to time, the journal has published interesting and valuable historical notes. They show that nuclear medicine has a history and that medicine is its basis. They also teach us today, and some of the ancient perspectives and approaches are still valid. The reader of HJNM may be interested in these historical contributions, as they are timeless...
January 2017: Hellenic Journal of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420899/three-dimensional-imaging-of-lymphatic-system-in-lymphedema-legs-using-interstitial-computed-tomography-lymphography
#20
Kiyoshi Yamada, Akira Shinaoka, Yoshihiro Kimata
As a new trial, we used interstitial computed tomography-lymphography (CT-LG) in 10 patients with lower extremity lymphedema (n=20 limbs) at stage 0, 1, 2, or 3 under the International Society of Lymphology (ISL) classification. In all cases, CT-LG, lymphoscintigraphy, and indocyanine green fluorescence-lymphography (ICG-LG) were performed. In the examination of the ascending level of depicted lymphatic vessels, we measured the diameters of lymphatic vessels detected with CT-LG and conducted an image analysis of dermal backflow of lymph (DB)...
April 2017: Acta Medica Okayama
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