A new radiographic cadaver injection technique for investigating the lymphatic system

Hiroo Suami, Ian Taylor, Wei Ren Pan

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Abstract

Studies of the gross anatomy of the lymphatic system are few and far between when compared with those of other vascular systems. Our knowledge of the anatomy of the lymphatic system is so limited that it seems vastly inadequate in explaining the clinical manifestations caused by its disorder. This study has developed an effective method to identify the lymphatics using hydrogen peroxide, to demonstrate the lymphatic vessels radiographically using a lead oxide suspension, and to dissect them out in adult human cadavers.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2007-2013
Number of pages7
JournalPlastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Volume115
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2005

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