Circumferential suction-assisted lipectomy for lymphoedema after surgery for breast cancer.

@article{Damstra2009CircumferentialSL,
  title={Circumferential suction-assisted lipectomy for lymphoedema after surgery for breast cancer.},
  author={Robert J. Damstra and Henricus G J M Voesten and Piet Klinkert and H{\aa}kan Damstra Brorson},
  journal={The British journal of surgery},
  year={2009},
  volume={96 8},
  pages={859-64}
}
BACKGROUND The incidence of arm lymphoedema after treatment for breast cancer ranges from 1 to 49 per cent. Although most women can be treated by non-operative means with satisfying results, end-stage lymphoedema is often non-responsive to compression, where hypertrophy of adipose tissue limits the outcome value of compression or massage. METHODS This was a prospective study of 37 women with unilateral non-pitting lymphoedema. After initial conservative treatment for 2-4 days, circumferential… CONTINUE READING
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