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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135605/novel-method-to-detect-corneal-lymphatic-vessels-in-vivo-by-intrastromal-injection-of-fluorescein
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Viet Nhat Hung Le, Yanhong Hou, Jens Horstmann, Felix Bock, Claus Cursiefen
PURPOSE: Corneal lymphatic vessels are clinically invisible because of their thin walls and clear lymph fluid. There is no easy and established method for in vivo imaging of corneal lymphatic vessels so far. In this study, we present a novel approach to visualize corneal lymphatic vessels in vivo by injecting intrastromal fluorescein sodium. METHODS: Six- to eight-week-old female BALB/c mice were used in the mouse model of suture-induced corneal neovascularization...
November 9, 2017: Cornea
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132697/treatment-of-postsurgical-chylothorax
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Janani S Reisenauer, Carlos A Puig, Chris J Reisenauer, Mark S Allen, Emily Bendel, Stephen D Cassivi, Francis C Nichols, Rob K Shen, Dennis A Wigle, Shanda H Blackmon
BACKGROUND: Postoperative chylothorax can be managed by any or all of observation, parenteral nutrition, surgical duct ligation, pleurodesis, or thoracic duct embolization. The objective of this study was to determine the efficacy of standard therapies, such as surgical duct ligation and observation, compared with newer treatment methods (thoracic duct embolization). METHODS: A prospectively maintained database at a single institution was used to identify and review patients with postoperative chylothorax from 2008 to 2015...
November 11, 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29121078/indocyanine-green-fluorescence-in-second-near-infrared-nir-ii-window
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Zbigniew Starosolski, Rohan Bhavane, Ketan B Ghaghada, Sanjeev A Vasudevan, Alexander Kaay, Ananth Annapragada
Indocyanine green (ICG), a FDA approved near infrared (NIR) fluorescent agent, is used in the clinic for a variety of applications including lymphangiography, intra-operative lymph node identification, tumor imaging, superficial vascular imaging, and marking ischemic tissues. These applications operate in the so-called "NIR-I" window (700-900 nm). Recently, imaging in the "NIR-II" window (1000-1700 nm) has attracted attention since, at longer wavelengths, photon absorption, and scattering effects by tissue components are reduced, making it possible to image deeper into the underlying tissue...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29097921/investigating-the-lymphatic-system-by-dual-color-elemental-mass-spectrometry-imaging
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Ann-Christin Niehoff, Tim Klasen, Rebecca Schmidt, Daniel Palmes, Cornelius Faber, Uwe Karst, Rebecca Hadrian
Secondary lymphedema accompanied with strong restrictions in quality of life is still major side effects in cancer therapy. Therefore, dedicated diagnostic tools and further investigation of the lymphatic system are crucial to improve lymphedema therapy. In this pilot study, a method for quantitative analysis of the lymphatic system in a rat model by laser ablation (LA) with inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry imaging (ICP-MSI) is presented. As a possible lymph marker, thulium(III)(1R,4R,7R,10R)-α,α',α'',α'''-tetramethyl-1,4,7,10-tetraazacyclododecane-1,4,7,10-tetraacetate (Tm-DOTMA) is introduced and compared to the clinically used magnetic resonance imaging contrast agent gadolinium(III)2,2',2''-(10-((2R,3S)-1,3,4-trihydroxybutan-2-yl)-1,4,7,10-tetraazacyclododecane-1,4,7-triyl)triacetate (Gd-DO3A-butrol)...
2017: Contrast Media & Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29067509/transvenous-retrograde-thoracic-ductography-initial-experience-with-13-consecutive-cases
#5
Shuji Kariya, Miyuki Nakatani, Yutaka Ueno, Asami Yoshida, Yasuyuki Ono, Takuji Maruyama, Atsushi Komemushi, Noboru Tanigawa
PURPOSE: To report the feasibility and findings of transvenous retrograde thoracic duct cannulation. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The subjects were 13 patients who had undergone retrograde transvenous thoracic ductography. Despite conservative treatment, all required drainage for chylothorax, chylous ascites, or a chylous pericardial effusion. Lymphangiography was performed, and the junction of the thoracic duct with the vein was identified. A microcatheter was inserted into the thoracic duct retrogradely via the junction with the vein...
October 24, 2017: Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29021655/robot-assisted-retroperitoneal-lymph-node-dissection-feasibility-and-outcome-in-postchemotherapy-residual-mass-in-testicular-cancer
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Amitabh Singh, Smaranjit Chatterjee, Prashant Bansal, Abhishek Bansal, Sudhir Rawal
INTRODUCTION: We aimed to evaluate the surgical feasibility, complication, and oncological outcome of robot-assisted retroperitoneal lymph node dissection (RA-RPLND) in patients of testicular tumor with postchemotherapy residual retroperitoneal mass. METHODS: A total of 13 patients underwent RA-RPLND between January 2012 and September 2016 at our institute. A study was started on December 2015, so data were collected retrospectively and prospectively regarding patient demography, tumor characteristics, surgical, pathological outcome, and oncological outcome...
October 2017: Indian Journal of Urology: IJU: Journal of the Urological Society of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29019760/mr-lymphangiography-in-children-technique-and-potential-applications
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Govind B Chavhan, Joao G Amaral, Michael Temple, Maxim Itkin
The lymphatic system, an important component of the circulatory system with essential physiologic functions, can be affected by various disease processes. There has been a delay in the development of effective imaging methods for the lymphatic system due to its small size, which limits visualization as well as introduction of contrast material. Traditionally, the lymphatic system has been imaged by injecting contrast material or radiotracers into the feet or hands. This is not sufficient for assessment of the central conducting lymphatics (CCLs) (such as the thoracic duct or the cisterna chyli)...
October 2017: Radiographics: a Review Publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28982621/novel-use-of-fluorescence-lymphangiography-during-robotic-groin-dissection-for-penile-cancer
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Marc A Bjurlin, Lee C Zhao, Alexander P Kenigsberg, Alon Y Mass, Samir S Taneja, William C Huang
OBJECTIVE: To describe a novel technique of robotic inguinal lymphadenectomy with near infrared fluorescence imaging (NIRF) using indocyanine green (ICG) to facilitate lymph node identification during robotic groin dissection for penile cancer. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The patient is placed in lithotomy position with access to the groin. Three robotic ports and 1 assist port are placed in a V configuration below the tip of femoral triangle. Intradermal ICG is injected at the base of the penis (0...
September 2017: Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28957894/blue-bronchoscopy-confirmation-of-aberrant-pulmonary-lymphatic-perfusion-during-lymphangiography
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David M DiBardino, Anthony R Lanfranco, Andrew R Haas, Maxim Itkin
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 2017: Journal of Bronchology & Interventional Pulmonology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28956103/pediatric-lymphangiography-thoracic-duct-embolization-and-thoracic-duct-disruption-a-single-institution-experience-in-11-children-with-chylothorax
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Bill S Majdalany, Wael A Saad, Jeffrey Forris Beecham Chick, Minhaj S Khaja, Kyle J Cooper, Ravi N Srinivasa
BACKGROUND: Interventional radiology treatment of chylothorax is well described in adults, with high technical and clinical success that decreases patient morbidity and mortality. However there is limited experience in children. OBJECTIVE: To report the technical and clinical success of lymphangiography, thoracic duct embolization and thoracic duct disruption in the pediatric population. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We studied 11 pediatric patients (7 boys, 4 girls; median weight 6...
September 28, 2017: Pediatric Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28955119/magnetic-resonance-lymphangiography-and-lymphatic-embolization-in-the-treatment-of-pulmonary-complication-of-lymphatic-malformation
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REVIEW
Maxim Itkin
Lymphatic malformations (LMs; especially those involving the central conducting lymphatic channels) are characterized by dysplastic and incompetent lymphatic channels in multiple tissues and organs. The major cause of mortality and morbidity in patients with thoracic LM is deterioration of pulmonary function due to chronic chylous effusions and progressive interstitial lung disease. The etiology of these pulmonary processes is unknown, although lymphatic involvement is certain. Understanding of the changes in the lymphatic anatomy in patients with LM has been hindered by difficulty of imaging of the lymphatic system...
September 2017: Seminars in Interventional Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935473/use-of-sequential-pneumatic-compression-devices-to-facilitate-propagation-of-contrast-during-intranodal-lymphangiography
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Quinn C Meisinger, Sophia O'Brien, Maxim Itkin, Gregory J Nadolski
PURPOSE: To examine effects of lower extremity sequential compression devices (SCDs) on lymphatic transit during intranodal lymphangiography (IL) and thoracic duct interventions. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective review of 19 SCD-assisted IL (IL-SCD) procedures was performed. The control group comprised 18 consecutive IL-guided procedures performed in the immediately preceding time period. For IL-SCD procedures, SCDs were placed onto patients' calves before sterile preparation...
November 2017: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology: JVIR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934015/initial-clinical-experience-with-dual-agent-relaxation-contrast-for-isolated-lymphatic-channel-mapping
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Beth Ripley, Gregory J Wilson, Neeraj Lalwani, Noah Briller, Peter C Neligan, Jeffrey H Maki
Purpose To evaluate the clinical performance of dual-agent relaxation contrast (DARC) magnetic resonance (MR) lymphangiography compared with that of conventional MR lymphangiography in the creation of isolated lymphatic maps in patients with secondary lymphedema. Materials and Methods This retrospective study was approved by the institutional review board. The diagnostic quality of 42 DARC MR lymphangiographic studies was compared with that of 42 conventional MR lymphangiographic studies. Two independent readers rated venous contamination as absent, mild, or moderate to severe...
September 21, 2017: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28852879/using-fluorescence-lymphangiography-to-define-the-ileocolic-mesentery-proof-of-concept-for-the-watershed-area-using-real-time-imaging
#14
D S Keller, H M Joshi, M Rodriguez-Justo, D Walsh, J C Coffey, M Chand
Recent advances in mesenteric science have demonstrated that the mesentery is a continuous structure with a 'watershed' area at the mesenteric apex between the right colon and terminal ileum, where lymphatic flow can proceed either proximally or distally. With this new understanding of the anatomy, functional features are emerging, which can have an impact on surgical management. Fluorescence lymphangiography or lymphoscintigraphy with indocyanine green allows real-time visualization of lymphatic channels, which highlights sentinel lymph nodes and may facilitate identification of the ideal margins for mesenteric lymphadenectomy during bowel resection for colon cancer...
September 2017: Techniques in Coloproctology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28770484/high-resolution-mr-lymphangiography-for-planning-lymphaticovenous-anastomosis-treatment-a-single-centre-experience
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Maria Antonietta Mazzei, Francesco Gentili, Francesco Giuseppe Mazzei, Paolo Gennaro, Duccio Guerrieri, Andrea Nigri, Guido Gabriele, Elisabetta Weber, Alfonso Fausto, Giuseppe Botta, Luca Volterrani
PURPOSE: This article illustrates the feasibility of MR lymphangiography (MRL) for imaging lymphatic vessels in patients with lymphedema, its accuracy in distinguishing lymphatic vessels from veins, and its utility for planning Lymphaticovenous anastomosis (LVA) treatment. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We prospectively enrolled 30 patients (24 women, range 18-70, 17 cases of lower limb lymphedema, 6 cases of primary lymphedema). All the patients underwent MRL, using a 1...
August 2, 2017: La Radiologia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740950/lymphedema-from-diagnosis-to-treatment
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REVIEW
Oğuz Kayıran, Carolyn De La Cruz, Kaori Tane, Atilla Soran
Lymphedema is a chronic and progressive disorder resulting from impaired lymphatic system function. In developed countries, upper extremity lymphedema is mainly the consequence of breast cancer surgery in which axillary lymph node dissection and radiation alter upper extremity lymphatic flow. Diagnosis of lymphedema is made clinically. Nevertheless, there are numerous diagnostic tools available for disease staging. Recently, a new technology namely magnetic resonance lymphangiography has emerged in the medical field to assist in both diagnosis and management...
2017: Turk J Surg
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727323/indocyanine-green-near-infrared-lymphangiography-for-evaluation-of-effectiveness-of-edema-fluid-flow-under-therapeutic-compression
#17
Marzanna T Zaleska, Waldemar L Olszewski
The commonly used modalities for therapy of limb lymphedema are manual lymphatic drainage, manual devices moving edema fluid and intermittent pneumatic compression (IPC). What seems to be necessary for validation of the effect of the compression procedure is imaging of the mobilized moving edema fluid. Picture of edema fluid flow would allow the therapist to use force adjusted to the tissue volume and stiffness differing in various limb regions as well as identify sites of abundant accumulation of fluid requiring more compression...
July 20, 2017: Journal of Biophotonics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28665889/mri-of-the-central-lymphatic-system-indications-imaging-technique-and-pre-procedural-planning
#18
REVIEW
Vishwan Pamarthi, Waleska M Pabon-Ramos, Vincent Marnell, Lynne M Hurwitz
Magnetic resonance imaging is increasingly being used to evaluate the lymphatic system. Advances in magnetic resonance (MR) software and hardware allow improved visualization of lymph nodes and lymphatic vessels. We describe how MR lymphangiography can be used to diagnose central lymphatic system anatomy and pathology, which can be used for diagnostic purposes or for pre-procedural planning.
August 2017: Topics in Magnetic Resonance Imaging: TMRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644219/an-uncommon-complication-of-laparoscopic-live-donor-nephrectomy
#19
Karen A Beer
Chylous ascites is an uncommon complication of laparoscopic live donor nephrectomy, occurring when milky chyle from the lymphatic system leaks into the peritoneal cavity. This can occur after trauma or be caused by obstruction of the lymphatic system. Treatment may include a fat-free diet, total parenteral nutrition, subcutaneous somatostatin, lymphangiography, and/or surgical closure of the leaking lymph vessel.
July 2017: JAAPA: Official Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619193/protein-losing-enteropathy-in-patients-with-congenital-heart-disease
#20
Maxim Itkin, David A Piccoli, Gregory Nadolski, Jack Rychik, Aaron DeWitt, Erin Pinto, Jonathan Rome, Yoav Dori
BACKGROUND: Protein-losing enteropathy (PLE), characterized by loss of proteins in the intestine, is a devastating complication in patients with congenital heart disease. The cause of PLE is unknown, but lymphatic involvement has been suspected. OBJECTIVES: The authors evaluated the use of lymphangiographic imaging and liver lymphatic embolization as a treatment for PLE. METHODS: This was a single-center, retrospective review of imaging and interventions used in 8 consecutive patients with liver lymphatic embolization and congenital heart disease with elevated central venous pressure complicated by PLE...
June 20, 2017: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
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