The Role of CT in the Diagnosis of Primary Lymphedema of the Lower Limb
Hadjis NS, Carr DH, Banks L, Pflug JJ; 1984
Synopsis: This study examines the use of CT (computed tomography) scans in diagnosing lymphedema. CT may be helpful in distinguishing lymphedema from other conditions that also present as swelling in the limbs, such as venography or lymphangiography.
Abstract: Twelve patients with primary lymphedema of the lower limb were examined with computed tomography (CT). A characteristic “honeycomb” pattern of the subcutaneous compartment was seen in 10 of these patients. CT scans in nine other patients with swollen leg secondary to chronic venous disease or lipedema did not show this characteristic pattern. CT may be helpful in the differential diagnosis of a swollen leg, thus obviating venography or lymphangiography.
APA Citation: Hadjis, N., Carr, D., Banks, L., & Pflug, J. (1985). The role of CT in the diagnosis of primary lymphedema of the lower limb. American Journal Of Roentgenology, 144(2), 361-364. http://dx.doi.org/10.2214/ajr.144.2.361
AMA Citation: Hadjis N, Carr D, Banks L, Pflug J. The role of CT in the diagnosis of primary lymphedema of the lower limb. American Journal of Roentgenology. 1985;144(2):361-364. doi:10.2214/ajr.144.2.361.