Lymphoscintigraphic drainage patterns of the auricle in healthy subjects


Aydin M., Okudan B., Aydin Z., Ozbek F., Nasir S.

HEAD AND NECK-JOURNAL FOR THE SCIENCES AND SPECIALTIES OF THE HEAD AND NECK, vol.27, no.10, pp.893-900, 2005 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 27 Issue: 10
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Doi Number: 10.1002/hed.20255
  • Journal Name: HEAD AND NECK-JOURNAL FOR THE SCIENCES AND SPECIALTIES OF THE HEAD AND NECK
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.893-900

Abstract

Background. In lymphoscintigraphies of the head and neck, multiple injections around a tumor result in variable drainage to multiple nodal basins. We undertook this study in healthy subjects to test whether single injections at specified points in the auricle display single predictable pathways and predict visualization of parotid sentinel lymph nodes (SLNs).