Lymphoscintigraphic evaluation of congenital lymphedema of the newborn

Carlo Bellini, Cesare Arioni, Massimo Mazzella, Corradino Campisi, Gioconda Taddei, Francesco Boccardo, Giovanni Serra

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The authors present a case of the Hennekam syndrome diagnosed in a newborn. Lymphedema is usually present in this syndrome, and the lymphoscintigraphic imaging findings for its detection are discussed. This case confirms the utility of lymphoscintigraphy in providing important physiologic and anatomic information for pre-surgical planning. An etiologic diagnosis could possibly be obtained. The procedure is relatively easy to perform, safe, reliable, minimally invasive, and not uncomfortable for the patient. It should be considered a valuable diagnostic tool, especially in newborns, in whom conventional contrast lymphoangiography is difficult to perform.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)383-384
Number of pages2
JournalClinical Nuclear Medicine
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2002


  • Congenital Lymphedema
  • Hennekam Syndrome
  • Lymphoscintigraphy
  • Newborn

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology


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