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Atlas of Lymphoscintigraphy and Sentinel Node Mapping
A Pictorial Case-Based Approach
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Main description:

Although lymphoscintigraphy was originally introduced into clinical routine for identification of the cause of peripheral edema, more recently it has been widely applied for radioguided biopsy of the sentinel lymph node in patients with solid cancers. The procedure is now considered crucial for adequate planning of oncologic surgery in a growing number of cancers. This atlas presents a collection of richly illustrated teaching cases that demonstrate the clinical relevance and impact of lymphoscintigraphy in different pathologic conditions. After introductory chapters on the anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiology of lymphatic circulation, the role of lymphoscintigraphy in differential diagnosis of peripheral edema and characterization of intracavitary lymph effusions is addressed. The principal focus of the book, however, is on the use of lymphoscintigraphic mapping for radioguided sentinel node biopsy in cutaneous melanoma and cancers at a range of anatomic sites. The most commonly observed lymphoscintigraphic patterns are depicted, and anatomic variants and technical pitfalls of the procedure receive careful attention. The role of tomographic multimodality imaging is also considered. The atlas will be an excellent learning tool for residents in nuclear medicine and other specialists with an interest in the field.


Feature:

Presents a collection of significant teaching cases illustrating the clinical applications of lymphoscintigraphy

Demonstrates the use of lymphoscintigraphic mapping for radioguided sentinel node biopsy in cutaneous melanoma and cancers at a range of anatomic sites

Includes pearls and pitfalls and useful take-home tips Excellent learning tool


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Lymphoscintigraphy is now widely applied for radioguided biopsy of the sentinel lymph node in patients with solid cancers and is considered crucial for adequate planning of oncologic surgery in a growing number of cancers. This atlas presents a collection of richly illustrated teaching cases that demonstrate the clinical relevance and impact of lymphoscintigraphy in different pathologic conditions. The principal focus is on the use of lymphoscintigraphic mapping for radioguided sentinel node biopsy in cutaneous melanoma and cancers at a range of anatomic sites. The most commonly observed lymphoscintigraphic patterns are depicted, and anatomic variants and technical pitfalls of the procedure receive careful attention. The role of tomographic multimodality imaging is also considered. This atlas will be an excellent learning tool for residents in nuclear medicine and other specialists with an interest in the field.


Contents:

Anatomy and physiology of lymphatic circulation.- Pathophysiology of lymphatic circulation in different disease conditions.- Methodological aspects of lymphoscintigraphy: radiopharmaceuticals and instrumentation.- Lymphoscintigraphy for the differential diagnosis of peripheral edemas.- Lymphoscintigraphy for the characterization of intracavitary lymph effusions.- The sentinel lymph node concept in oncologic surgery.- General concepts on radioguided sentinel lymph node biopsy: preoperative imaging, intraoperative gamma-probe guidance, intraoperative imaging, multimodality imaging.- SPECT/CT image generation and criteria of interpretation for sentinel lymph node mapping.- Preoperative and intraoperative lymphatic mapping for radioguided sentinel node biopsy in breast cancer.- Preoperative and intraoperative lymphatic mapping for radioguided sentinel node biopsy in cutaneous melanoma.- Preoperative and intraoperative lymphatic mapping for radioguided sentinel node biopsy in head and neck cancers.- Preoperative and intraoperative lymphatic mapping for radioguided sentinel node biopsy in non-small-cell lung cancer.- Preoperative and intraoperative lymphatic mapping for radioguided sentinel node biopsy in cancers of the gastrointestinal tract.- Preoperative and intraoperative lymphatic mapping for radioguided sentinel node biopsy in cancers of the female reproductive system.- Preoperative and intraoperative lymphatic mapping for radioguided sentinel node biopsy in cancers of the male reproductive system.- Preoperative and intraoperative lymphatic mapping for radioguided sentinel node biopsy in kidney and bladder cancers.


PRODUCT DETAILS

ISBN-13: 9788847027664
Publisher: Springer (Springer Milan)
Publication date: November, 2012
Pages: 250

Subcategories: Nuclear Medicine, Oncology, Pathology