Imaging Lymphatic Function in Head and Neck Cancer Patients

Eva M Sevick-Muraca, Ph.D., uses near-infrared fluorescence lymphatic imaging (NIRFLI) images to explain lymphatic dysfunction in head and neck (HN) cancer and the impact of Flexitouch® therapy.

  • Radiation and lymph node dissection can have a major impact on the lymphatics of the head and neck.
  • NIRFLI shows how cancer treatment can lead to dermal backflow even without visible swelling.
  • Flexitouch HN lymphedema treatment visibly reduces dermal backflow.