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Article
September 1974

Thyroid Lymphography

Author Affiliations

From the Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India.

Arch Surg. 1974;109(3):385-387. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1974.01360030037009
Abstract

Lymphography of the thyroid gland performed percutaneously using iodized oil (Lipiodol) was used to study 40 patients with various thyroid disorders. The technique showed, in the solitary thyroid nodule, a filling defect in well-outlined thyroid parenchyma; in thyroid cyst, a cavity with a fluid level; in multinodular goiter, multiple filling defects; in carcinoma, a "patchy-wool" appearance. Cervical lymph nodes were visualized in 70% and mediastinal lymph nodes in 10% of the patients. The overall accuracy rate was 90%; in solitary nodule, it was 77%. No complications were encountered.

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