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LYMPHANGIOGRAPHIC STUDIES IN A SERIES OF 55 PATIENTS WITH MALIGNANT MELANOMA

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  • T de Roo

Abstract

55 patients with malignant melanoma were examined by means of lymphography before operation, re-exploration and histological examination.

To achieve optimal roentgen diagnosis it is imp6rtant to visualize all regional lymph nodes by opacifiing the anterior as well as the posterior superficial lymph system per extremity. The condition that the number of faulty diagnoses has to be within acceptable limits, was fulfilled only by applying supplementary tomography. 

An adequate excision of lymph nodes without previous lymphography appears to be exceptionally difficult, and for this reason alone, pre-operative lymphography should be undertaken.

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de Roo, T., (1973) “LYMPHANGIOGRAPHIC STUDIES IN A SERIES OF 55 PATIENTS WITH MALIGNANT MELANOMA”, Lymphology 6(1), 6-12.

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30 Sep 1973
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