Improvement of Symptoms after Lymphaticovenous Anastomosis in Patients with Abdominal Wall Lymphedema

Lotte Ewalds, Anouk J. M. Cornelissen, Rene R. W. J. van der Hulst, Shan S. Qiu*

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At our institution, we performed a lymphaticovenous anastomosis in patients with primary or secondary abdominal lymphedema. Patients report good outcomes and feel relieved of their complaints. To obtain good results, it is important to have decent knowledge on the anatomical state of the lymphatic system. In general, the lymphatic system of the lower abdomen can be compared with the system of the upper legs. According to our current case results, the abdominal area might be susceptible to lymphaticovenous anastomosis procedure. Further research should be performed to confirm the effect of the intervention and the imaging techniques to monitor the improvements.
Original languageEnglish
Article numbere1710
Number of pages2
JournalPlastic and Reconstructive Surgery - Global Open
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2018

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