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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10541/86386
Title:
Magnetic resonance appearance of normal inguinal nodes.
Authors:
Grey, Alistair C; Carrington, Bernadette M; Hulse, Paul; Swindell, Ric; Yates, W
Abstract:
AIM: To identify adult inguinal lymph node anatomical subgroups using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), to derive a normal range for nodal number and size and to describe their morphology. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Eighty-three oncology patients with low stage pelvic tumours had inguinal lymph node assessment by MRI. Nodes were divided into proximal superficial (PS), distal superficial (DS) and deep inguinal (DI) subgroups, their number counted in two planes, and their transaxial short axis diameter recorded. Consistency of the largest node was recorded for each anatomical subgroup and two vertical distances measured, between the skin surface and the ipsilateral pubis, and between the skin surface and the deepest node. RESULTS: Transaxial plane maximum nodal number at the three sites was: PS 5, DS 8, DI 3; and in the coronal plane: PS 7, DS 5, DI 3. Nodal size ranges were: PS 3-10 mm (mean 4 mm), DS 3-15 mm (mean 6 mm) and DI3-10 mm (mean 6 mm). There was no correlation between nodal size or number and age or gender. Nodes were usually uniformly solid (PS 44%; DS 37%, DI 45%), or fatty (PS 39%; DS 33%; DI 25%). The range of distances between the skin and deepest lymph node was 2.5-16 cm depending on patient fatness. CONCLUSION: The mean number of nodes counted in the axial plane was six and in the coronal plane five. A maximum short axis diameter of 15 mm was recorded for inguinal lymph nodes.
Affiliation:
Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Christie Hospital NHS Trust, Wilmslow Road, Withington, Manchester, M20 4BX, U.K.
Citation:
Magnetic resonance appearance of normal inguinal nodes. 2000, 55 (2):124-30 Clin Radiol
Journal:
Clinical Radiology
Issue Date:
Feb-2000
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10541/86386
DOI:
10.1053/crad.1999.0330
PubMed ID:
10657158
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
0009-9260
Appears in Collections:
All Christie Publications

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dc.contributor.authorGrey, Alistair Cen
dc.contributor.authorCarrington, Bernadette Men
dc.contributor.authorHulse, Paulen
dc.contributor.authorSwindell, Ricen
dc.contributor.authorYates, Wen
dc.date.accessioned2009-11-18T12:19:48Z-
dc.date.available2009-11-18T12:19:48Z-
dc.date.issued2000-02-
dc.identifier.citationMagnetic resonance appearance of normal inguinal nodes. 2000, 55 (2):124-30 Clin Radiolen
dc.identifier.issn0009-9260-
dc.identifier.pmid10657158-
dc.identifier.doi10.1053/crad.1999.0330-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10541/86386-
dc.description.abstractAIM: To identify adult inguinal lymph node anatomical subgroups using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), to derive a normal range for nodal number and size and to describe their morphology. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Eighty-three oncology patients with low stage pelvic tumours had inguinal lymph node assessment by MRI. Nodes were divided into proximal superficial (PS), distal superficial (DS) and deep inguinal (DI) subgroups, their number counted in two planes, and their transaxial short axis diameter recorded. Consistency of the largest node was recorded for each anatomical subgroup and two vertical distances measured, between the skin surface and the ipsilateral pubis, and between the skin surface and the deepest node. RESULTS: Transaxial plane maximum nodal number at the three sites was: PS 5, DS 8, DI 3; and in the coronal plane: PS 7, DS 5, DI 3. Nodal size ranges were: PS 3-10 mm (mean 4 mm), DS 3-15 mm (mean 6 mm) and DI3-10 mm (mean 6 mm). There was no correlation between nodal size or number and age or gender. Nodes were usually uniformly solid (PS 44%; DS 37%, DI 45%), or fatty (PS 39%; DS 33%; DI 25%). The range of distances between the skin and deepest lymph node was 2.5-16 cm depending on patient fatness. CONCLUSION: The mean number of nodes counted in the axial plane was six and in the coronal plane five. A maximum short axis diameter of 15 mm was recorded for inguinal lymph nodes.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.subject.meshAged-
dc.subject.meshFemale-
dc.subject.meshHumans-
dc.subject.meshInguinal Canal-
dc.subject.meshLymph Nodes-
dc.subject.meshLymphatic Metastasis-
dc.subject.meshMagnetic Resonance Imaging-
dc.subject.meshMale-
dc.subject.meshMiddle Aged-
dc.subject.meshReference Values-
dc.subject.meshRetrospective Studies-
dc.titleMagnetic resonance appearance of normal inguinal nodes.en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Diagnostic Radiology, Christie Hospital NHS Trust, Wilmslow Road, Withington, Manchester, M20 4BX, U.K.en
dc.identifier.journalClinical Radiologyen

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