Bioimpedance Spectroscopy Tracks Lymphedema More Accurately
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ConclusionOur initial results show that the videoscopic inguinal lymphadenectomy is an attractive alternative to the conventional open technique. The number of complications is comparable with the complication rate reported for the conventional open procedure, but they are less severe and there is no need for a surgical re-intervention.
Conclusions Liposuction can safely be performed with lymph node transfer in 1 operation to achieve optimal results in patients with chronic lymphedema. The combined technique provides immediate volume reduction and further regenerative effects on the lymphatic circulation. The significantly greater reduction in lymphoscintigraphy values and erysipelas infections suggests that the combined technique might be better for late-stage lymphedema patients than lymph node transfer alone.
CONCLUSION: Reconstructive plastic surgery is of central importance in the treatment of complex surgical defect reconstructions after tumor resections, infections or traumas. Also plastic surgery contributes substantially to the treatment of complications occurring in other specialties. For those reasons, an independent and adequately staffed department of plastic surgery should be available at all clinics of maximum care, especially at all 35 university hospitals in Germany. As this is currently not the standard of care in Germany, changes are required. PMID: 31412390 [PubMed - in process]
ConclusionSLN mapping does not increase morbidity in the surgical treatment of EC patients, and compared with comprehensive lymphadenectomy, it has a lower risk of complications. Our findings support the use of the SLN algorithm in EC patients
In a surprising finding, a weight loss and home-based exercise program did not reduce lymphedema symptoms in breast cancer survivors. The authors say this should change clinical guidelines.Medscape Medical News
Publication date: September 2019Source: Journal of Vascular Surgery: Venous and Lymphatic Disorders, Volume 7, Issue 5Author(s): B.B. (Byung-Boong) Lee
Publication date: September 2019Source: Journal of Vascular Surgery: Venous and Lymphatic Disorders, Volume 7, Issue 5Author(s): Lori L. Pounds
AbstractIntroductionSurgery by open radical hysterectomy for cervical cancer is associated with sexual dysfunction as well as lymphedema and bladder problems. Our aim was to assess the impact of robot ‐assisted laparoscopic radical hysterectomy (RRH) with pelvic lymphadenectomy for early‐stage cervical cancer on sexual, bowel, bladder, and lymphatic function and to measure ovarian function after RRH.Material and methodsTwenty ‐six women with early‐stage cervical cancer during 2011‐2013 were investigated before and 1 year after RRH using a validated questionnaire measuring psychological well‐being and sexua...
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Conclusion In this study, variable drainage of the lateral upper arm to the axillary bed was noted. This study is the first to provide a description of intraoperative findings, demonstrating variable drainage patterns of upper extremity lymphatics to the axilla. Moreover, we noted that the lateral- and medial-upper arm lymphosomes have mutually exclusive pathways draining to the axilla. Further study of lymphatic anatomy variability may elucidate the pathophysiology of lymphedema development and influence approaches to immediate lymphatic reconstruction. [...] Thieme Medical Publishers 333 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY...