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INDIRECT LYMPHOGRAPHY OF THE BREAST WITH IOTASUL: A VANISHING HOPE?

Authors
  • R Musumeci
  • JD Tesoro-Tess
  • A Costa
  • U Veronesi

Abstract

Using a new aqueous nonionic contrast medium (lotasul, Schering) we attempted visualization of axillary lymph nodes in patients with breast carcinoma. lntradermal infusion into the areola consistently opacified the subareolar plexus and latero-cranial lymphatic trunk. Axillary nodes were visualized in 78.6% of patients, but only 5.7% of surgically excised nodes were partially or totally opacified. Eleven patients underwent axillary lymph node dissection and histology confirmed metastases in 4, of which only two were detected by lymphography. Breast lymphography is inadequate for routine clinical application, and radical axillary dissection remains the mainstay for documentation of nodal metastases.

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Musumeci, R. & Tesoro-Tess, J. & Costa, A. & Veronesi, U., (1984) “INDIRECT LYMPHOGRAPHY OF THE BREAST WITH IOTASUL: A VANISHING HOPE?”, Lymphology 17(4), 118-123.

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21 Jul 1984
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