Testing & Diagnosis for Lymphedema in Children

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How is lymphedema diagnosed?

  • Clinical Evaluation - Most children with lymphedema can be diagnosed by history and physical examination.
  • Radiographical Evaluation - A diagnostic procedure called lymphoscintigraphy can confirm or exclude lymphedema. The study evaluates the function of the lymphatic system by following the uptake of a material injected into the affected area.
  • MRI may also be prescribed by your child's doctor.
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