Donor-site lymphatic function after microvascular lymph node transfer.

  title={Donor-site lymphatic function after microvascular lymph node transfer.},
  author={Tiina P. Viitanen and Maija T. M{\"a}ki and Marko P. Sepp{\"a}nen and Erkki A. Suominen and Anne M. Saaristo},
  journal={Plastic and reconstructive surgery},
  volume={130 6},
BACKGROUND Lymphedema remains a challenging clinical problem that often lacks curative treatment options. Recent reports have shown that microvascular lymph node transfer from the groin area into axillas of lymphedematous patients may improve lymphatic drainage, but the effect on donor-site lymphatic flow has not been studied. These patients may be more prone to develop lymphedema at donor sites as well; therefore, the authors' aim was to evaluate postoperative donor-site lymphatic function… CONTINUE READING