Near-infrared fluorescence lymphatic imaging in a patient treated for venous occlusion

John C. Rasmussen, Melissa B. Aldrich, Renie Guilliod, Caroline E. Fife, Thomas F. O'Donnell, Eva M. Sevick-Muraca

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Abstract

Although lower extremity edema/lymphedema can result from venous or lymphatic abnormalities, effective treatment depends on understanding their relative contributions to the condition. Herein we use near-infrared fluorescence lymphatic imaging in a 16-year-old girl diagnosed with unilateral lymphedema of the right leg and previously treated with left iliac vein stenting in an attempt to alleviate lymphedema. The imaging shows that abnormal lymphatic anatomy, rather than venous occlusion, was likely responsible for unilateral swelling.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalJournal of Vascular Surgery Cases
Volume1
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2015

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  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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