Comparison of vascularized supraclavicular lymph node transfer and lymphaticovenular anastomosis for advanced stage lower extremity lymphedema.

@article{Akita2015ComparisonOV,
  title={Comparison of vascularized supraclavicular lymph node transfer and lymphaticovenular anastomosis for advanced stage lower extremity lymphedema.},
  author={Shinsuke Akita and Nobuyuki Mitsukawa and Motone Kuriyama and Yoshitaka Kubota and Masakazu Hasegawa and Hideki Tokumoto and Tatsuya Ishigaki and Takashi Togawa and Junpei Kuyama and Kaneshige Satoh},
  journal={Annals of plastic surgery},
  year={2015},
  volume={74 5},
  pages={
          573-9
        }
}
BACKGROUND Vascularized lymph node transfer has become a popular surgical option to improve lower extremity lymphedema (LEL), although potential donor sites are limited. The free supraclavicular flap with deep cervical lymph nodes has been recently associated with a minimal risk of secondary lymphedema caused by donor site dissection. However, the effectiveness of this procedure has not yet been evaluated. METHODS Vascularized supraclavicular lymph node transfer (VSLNT) was performed for… CONTINUE READING

Citations

Publications citing this paper.
SHOWING 1-10 OF 23 CITATIONS

References

Publications referenced by this paper.
SHOWING 1-10 OF 49 REFERENCES

Suitable therapy options for sub-clinical and early-stage lymphoedema patients.

  • Journal of plastic, reconstructive & aesthetic surgery : JPRAS
  • 2014
VIEW 3 EXCERPTS

Overview of lymph node transfer for lymphedema treatment.

  • Plastic and reconstructive surgery
  • 2014
VIEW 1 EXCERPT