Recent advancement on surgical treatments for lymphedema.

  title={Recent advancement on surgical treatments for lymphedema.},
  author={Isao Koshima and Mitsunaga Narushima and Yusuke Yamamoto and Makoto Mihara and Takuya Iida},
  journal={Annals of vascular diseases},
  volume={5 4},
UNLABELLED Treatment for limb lymphedema is challenging. The recent development of the super-microsurgical technique has made lymphaticovenular (LV) anastomosis an easier and more accurate surgical method for lymphedema. A summary of our experience as well as recent developments in surgical treatments for lymphedema are described. METHODS AND RESULTS Ultra-microstructural analysis demonstrated that dysfunction of the lymphatics in lymphedema was caused by the degeneration and incomplete… CONTINUE READING