The mechanism of vascularized lymph node transfer for lymphedema: natural lymphaticovenous drainage.

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BACKGROUND Vascularized lymph node flap transfer for the treatment of upper and lower limb lymphedema has had promising results. This study was performed to investigate the mechanism of lymph drainage of a vascularized lymph node flap both experimentally and clinically. METHODS In the experimental study, 18 Sprague-Dawley rats were used to create 36 flaps… (More)
DOI: 10.1097/01.prs.0000437257.78327.5b

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@article{Cheng2014TheMO, title={The mechanism of vascularized lymph node transfer for lymphedema: natural lymphaticovenous drainage.}, author={Ming-huei Cheng and Jung-Ju Huang and Chih-Wei Wu and Chin-Yu Yang and Chia-Yu Lin and Steven L. Henry and Leila Kolios}, journal={Plastic and reconstructive surgery}, year={2014}, volume={133 2}, pages={192e-8e} }