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October 12, 1970

Löffler's Syndrome as a Complication of Bipedal Lymphangiography

Author Affiliations

From the Solid Tumor Service, Medicine Branch, National Cancer Institute (Drs. Bray, Brown, and DeVita) and the Diagnostic Radiology Department, Clinical Center (Dr. Herdt), National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Md.

JAMA. 1970;214(2):369-371. doi:10.1001/jama.1970.03180020087020

Löffler's syndrome was a complication of lymphangiography in two cases. A review of 88 consecutive bipedal lymphangiograms demonstrates that fever and pulmonary microemboli are the most common aftermath of lymphangiography. These appear of little clinical significance by themselves. Severe pulmonary complications are relatively uncommon.