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ARTERIOVENOUS SHUNTS IN PERIPHERAL LYMPHEDEMA: HEMODYNAMIC FEATURES AND ISOTOPIC VISUALIZATION

Authors
  • F Solti
  • M Iskum
  • C Banos
  • F Salamon

Abstract

The hemodynamic characteristics of peripheral lymphedema were studied in 28 patients with uni- or bilateral leg swelling. Leg blood flow was measured by venous isotope dilution (a technique for nutritive – capillary blood flow) and arteriovenous shunts were visualized by perfusion scintigraphy using radiolabelled macroaggregated albumin. Arteriovenous communications were uniformly detected in lymphedema, with a calculated "shunt flow" of 200 to 600 ml/min. Other features in the lymphedematous leg included an elevated limb blood flow rate and narrowed arteriovenous oxygen difference.

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Solti, F. & Iskum, M. & Banos, C. & Salamon, F., (1985) “ARTERIOVENOUS SHUNTS IN PERIPHERAL LYMPHEDEMA: HEMODYNAMIC FEATURES AND ISOTOPIC VISUALIZATION”, Lymphology 18(4), 187-191.

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14 Jul 1985
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