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Lymphangiogram Catheters

Description

A red cardboard box containing six individually packaged disposable lymphangiogram catheter sets.

Lymphangiography is a medical imaging technique used to visualise lymph nodes and lymph vessels. The procedure involves an injection of a small amount of blue dye between the toes. Thin, blueish lines then appear, helping to locate the lymph vessels. The area is numbed and a small surgical cut is made near one of these blue lines. A thin, flexible tube is inserted and contrast medium flows through the tube over 60 to 90 minutes. The contrast medium can then be seen spreading through the lymphatic system via live x-ray, also referred to as fluoroscopy.

Date

c. 1964

Identifier

2007/2.2

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Length: 16.8 cm; Depth: 10.5 cm; Height: 5.1 cm

Materials

Cardboard; Plastic

Lymphangiogram Catheters

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Length: 16.8 cm; Depth: 10.5 cm; Height: 5.1 cm

Materials

Cardboard; Plastic

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Lymphangiogram Catheters

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Citation

“Lymphangiogram Catheters,” Heritage, accessed November 27, 2022, https://heritage.rcpsg.ac.uk/items/show/522.