The case records of 81 patients over the age of 60 were reviewed with respect to complications following lymphangiography. Adverse prognostic factors and complications were studied. Of the 81 patients, 48 were 60 to 69 yr old and 33 were 70 or older; 19 patients had mild risk factors and 16 had severe risk factors. There were only 6 complications secondary to lymphangiography, 2 moderate and 4 mild. No severe complications were noted. This study suggests that age in itself is not a contraindication to lymphangiography.