Combined conservative treatment and lymphatic venous anastomosis for severe lower limb lymphedema with recurrent cellulitis.

@article{Mihara2015CombinedCT,
  title={Combined conservative treatment and lymphatic venous anastomosis for severe lower limb lymphedema with recurrent cellulitis.},
  author={Makoto Mihara and Hisako Hara and Hiromi Tsubaki and Takiko Suzuki and Naomi Yamada and Mari Kawahara and Noriyuki Murai},
  journal={Annals of vascular surgery},
  year={2015},
  volume={29 6},
  pages={1318.e11-5}
}
BACKGROUND Lymphedema may be treated either conservatively or surgically. Although conservative therapy is the first-line treatment, some patients are refractory to it and repeat severe cellulitis. We usually perform lymphaticovenous anastomosis (LVA) for lymphedema patients, and LVA can reduce the frequency of cellulitis. CASE REPORT A 67-year-old woman who had undergone a radical hysterectomy, pelvic lymphadenectomy, and postoperative radiotherapy for cervical cancer at the age 50 years… CONTINUE READING

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