Lymph node transplantation for the treatment of lymphedema Journal Article


Authors: Gould, D. J.; Mehrara, B. J.; Neligan, P.; Cheng, M. H.; Patel, K. M.
Article Title: Lymph node transplantation for the treatment of lymphedema
Abstract: Lymphedema is a complex disease process with deranged lymphatic transport, fluid accumulation and secondary lipedema and fibrosis. This is a challenging disease to treat with a surgical focus on debulking and physiologic strategies. One strategy is the use of vascularized lymph node transplant (VLNT) to improve physiologic lymph clearance. In this article, VLNT is discussed in detail, including mechanisms, combined strategies, and outcomes. © 2018 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Keywords: cancer surgery; review; donor site; treatment indication; lymphedema; surgery; graft recipient; omentum; inguinal region; human; priority journal; lymphatic surgery; vascularized lymph node transplant (vlnt); vascularized lymph node transplantation
Journal Title: Journal of Surgical Oncology
Volume: 118
Issue: 5
ISSN: 0022-4790
Publisher: Wiley Blackwell  
Date Published: 2018-10-01
Start Page: 736
End Page: 742
Language: English
DOI: 10.1002/jso.25180
PUBMED: 30129675
PROVIDER: scopus
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Notes: Review -- Export Date: 1 November 2018 -- Source: Scopus
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