Indirect cervical lymphoscintigraphy in healthy subjects via submucosal cheek injections

S. Tzila Zwas*, Yochanan Ramon

*Corresponding author for this work

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A new method of cervical lymphoscintigraphy is presented. It was performed on 16 healthy individuals via bilateral submucosal cheek injections with 99mTc-rhenium-sulfide-colloid. The ipsilateral uptake by the lymphatics on each side of the neck was consistently demonstrated in 15 subjects and allowed a comparative evaluation of the cervical lymphatic chains, including the submental, submandibular, jugulo-digastric and jugulo-omohyoid. The transverse cervical chain was demonstrated in 10 of 16 subjects. The method is simple, reliable and capable of clearly visualizing the lymphatic drainage of the oral cavity.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)633-637
Number of pages5
JournalNuclear Medicine and Biology
Issue number6
StatePublished - 1986
Externally publishedYes


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