SAM A. THREEFOOT, M.D. F.A.C.P.
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The clinical significance of lymphaticovenous communications has not been fully appreciated, in part because of the technical difficulties in detecting and in studying the function of the communications in living human subjects. Edwards and Kinmonth, who is responsible for the promotion of lymphography as a clinical procedure, have recently reviewed the radiological criteria for the identification of lymphovenous shunts and discussed aspects of their clinical significance (1). They observed, as have other lymphographers (2-7), that most lymphovenous shunts are detected in subjects with neoplastic or inflammatory obstruction of lymph vessels or nodes. Since visualization of small globules of radiopaque oil
THREEFOOT SA. The Clinical Significance of Lymphaticovenous Communications. Ann Intern Med. 1970;72:957–958. doi: https://doi.org/10.7326/0003-4819-72-6-957
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1970;72(6):957-958.
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