Charles S. La Monte, M.D.; Mortimer J. Lacher, M.D., F.A.C.P.
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Since reports of deterioration of pulmonary function in normal patients after lymphangiography with 20 ml of Ethiodol®, lung disease has been considered a contraindication to the procedure. Unless this assertion is critically examined, lymphangiography may be denied to many patients with lymphoma because of the high incidence of lung disorders occurring independently or secondary to the disease or its treatment. In eight patients undergoing detailed preliminary evaluation (viral capacity, residual volume, total lung capacity, maximum voluntary ventilation, forced expiratory volume, DLCOs, arterial pH, Pco2, Po2), seven were found to have pulmonary dysfunction. Nevertheless, because of the importance for management of
La Monte CS, Lacher MJ. Lymphangiography in Patients with Pulmonary Dysfunction.. Ann Intern Med. ;70:1098. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-70-5-1098_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1969;70(5):1098.
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