A practical method for studying lymphatics of the upper and lower trunk has had wide clinical use since first introduced by Kinmonth in the early 1950's. Cervical lymphography, on the other hand, has not been widely used in routine clinical medicine, probably because of technical difficulties, as well as the accessibility of the cervical lymph nodes to palpation.
The present monograph directs itself primarily toward a study of the surgical technique, flow pathways, anatomy, and, to a lesser extent, the changes of these aspects in neoplastic disease and following radical neck surgery and deep x-ray therapy of the neck. The author provides a useful classification of the deep and superficial cervical nodes based on their flow pattern, and emphasizes that all of the normal lymph nodes of the cervical group do not fill during a given study. The reader is warned that absence of visualization in a group of nodes