Linfangiograma

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El linfangiograma se utiliza para evaluar la posible diseminación de un cáncer y la efectividad de la terapia utilizada para el cáncer. Los rayos X también pueden ayudar a determinar la causa de inflamación de un brazo o pierna y verificar si hay alguna enfermedad parasitaria. Para realizar el examen, se inyecta un medio de contraste azul en el área que va a ser examinada, el cual ayuda a localizar los vasos linfáticos donde se coloca el catéter. Una vez que se encuentran los vasos linfáticos, se inyecta un medio de contraste a través del catéter y se toman rayos X para monitorear su progreso a medida que se esparce a través del sistema linfático por la pierna arriba, a la ingle y a lo largo de la parte posterior de la cavidad abdominal. Al siguiente día, se toma otra serie de rayos X.

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  • Last Reviewed on 06/05/2012
  • Ken Levin, MD, private practice specializing in Radiology and Nuclear Medicine, Allentown, PA. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc.

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