Unexpected Axillary Lymph Node Uptake During Lower-Limb Lymphoscintigraphy in a Case With Vulvar Lymphangioma Circumscriptum


Clinical nuclear medicine, vol.48, no.10, pp.879-880, 2023 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 48 Issue: 10
  • Publication Date: 2023
  • Doi Number: 10.1097/rlu.0000000000004807
  • Journal Name: Clinical nuclear medicine
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, EMBASE
  • Page Numbers: pp.879-880
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


ABSTRACT: Lymphoscintigraphy is a safe, minimally invasive, and well-established imaging modality for evaluating lymphatic drainage in patients with suspected lymphedema. We report a case of an 8-year-old girl with lymphangioma circumscriptum of the labium majora. She was referred to lymphoscintigraphy for swelling of the lower extremities. Scintigraphy showed widespread dermal backflow at bilateral lower limbs, aberrant uptake in the abdominal lymph nodes, and unexpected uptake in the right axillary lymph nodes.