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Author Onoda, Satoshi| Kimata, Yoshihiro| Yamada, Kiyoshi| Seki, Noriko| Hiramatsu, Yuji|
Abstract PURPOSE: This study evaluated the relationships of the size and number of superficial groin lymph nodes with the lower limb lymphedema stage and thus examined the role of superficial lymphatic lymph nodes in secondary lymphedema development. METHODS: We determined the number and size of superficial groin lymph nodes using horizontal plane computed tomography (CT) and the lymphedema stage in the lower limbs of 25 patients with gynecologic cancer. RESULTS: The patients had an average of 2.92 (range, 1-7) superficial groin lymph nodes; the mean size of the 146 evaluated lymph nodes was 7.55 mm (range, 5-15 mm). In 19 of 25 patients (76%), the side with major edema contained fewer superficial groin lymph nodes. In total, 22 patients (88%) had fewer superficial groin lymph nodes or a smaller total lymph node size on the edematous dominant side. CONCLUSIONS: In this evaluation of the link between superficial groin lymph node laterality and secondary lymphedema staging, we found that patients with large lymph node numbers and sizes tended to present with a relatively earlier stage of lymphedema. Our results therefore suggest that the size and number of superficial groin lymph nodes affect the lymphedema stage.
Keywords gynecologic cancer lower limb lymphedema risk factor secondary lymphedema superficial groin lymph nodes
Note 学位審査副論文 2017年12月公開予定
Published Date 2016-12
Publication Title journal of Surgical Oncology
Volume volume114
Issue issue8
Publisher Wiley-Liss
Start Page 940
End Page 946
ISSN 00224790
NCID AA00708010
Content Type Journal Article
language 英語
OAI-PMH Set 岡山大学
Copyright Holders https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/deed.ja
File Version author
PubMed ID 27709601
Web of Sience KeyUT 000392939700007
Related Url https://doi.org/10.1002/jso.24463