Overview of treatment options and review of the current role and use of compression garments, intermittent pumps, and exercise in the management of lymphedema.

@article{Brennan1998OverviewOT,
  title={Overview of treatment options and review of the current role and use of compression garments, intermittent pumps, and exercise in the management of lymphedema.},
  author={Michael W. Brennan and Linda T. Miller},
  journal={Cancer},
  year={1998},
  volume={83 12 Suppl American},
  pages={2821-7}
}
BACKGROUND Lymphedema is a relatively frequent complication following the management of breast carcinoma. Numerous therapeutic interventions have been offered to treat this potentially disabling and disfiguring condition. Consensus has not been attained among oncologists, surgeons, psychiatrists, and physical therapists concerning the appropriate treatment of lymphedema. METHODS This review provides an overview of those treatment regimens that have been used in the past and, in some instances… CONTINUE READING