Heterotopic vascularized lymph node transfer to the medial calf without a skin paddle for restoration of lymphatic function: Proof of concept.

@article{Smith2017HeterotopicVL,
  title={Heterotopic vascularized lymph node transfer to the medial calf without a skin paddle for restoration of lymphatic function: Proof of concept.},
  author={Mark L. Smith and Bianca J Molina and E. Dayan and Diane S Saint-Victor and Julie N. Kim and Eugene S Kahn and Alexander C. Kagen and Joseph H Dayan},
  journal={Journal of surgical oncology},
  year={2017},
  volume={115 1},
  pages={90-95}
}
BACKGROUND The use of heterotopic vascularized lymph node transfer (HVLNT) for the treatment of lower extremity lymphedema is still evolving. Current techniques, either place the lymph nodes in the thigh without a skin paddle or at the ankle requiring an unsightly and often bulky skin paddle for closure. We explored the feasibility of doing a below-knee transfer without a skin paddle using the medial sural vessels as recipient vessels and report our experience in 21 patients. METHODS A… CONTINUE READING
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