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Eyelid Lymphedema Following Neck Dissection and Radiotherapy.
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PMID:  23446298     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Chronic eyelid lymphedema following neck dissection and radiotherapy is rare with 1 report in the literature. The authors report 3 cases and review the literature. Two cases had bilateral neck dissection and developed bilateral eyelid lymphedema and 1 case had unilateral neck dissection (left side) and developed ipsilateral lymphedema. Two patients underwent surgical debulking of lymphedema with significant improvement in symptoms. One patient declined surgical intervention, and the lymphedema remained unchanged. Chronic eyelid lymphedema following neck dissection and radiotherapy occurs where predominant lymphatic drainage to the submandibular and deep cervical lymph node basin is removed. Lymphedema tends to persist when it occurs and in selected cases appearance can be effectively improved by debulking and excision of festoons.
Suresh Sagili; Dinesh Selva; Raman Malhotra
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-2-26
Journal Detail:
Title:  Ophthalmic plastic and reconstructive surgery     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1537-2677     ISO Abbreviation:  Ophthal Plast Reconstr Surg     Publication Date:  2013 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-2-28     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8508431     Medline TA:  Ophthal Plast Reconstr Surg     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
*Corneoplastic Unit, Queen Victoria Hospital, East Grinstead, West Sussex, United Kingdom; and †Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences, University of Adelaide, South Australian Institute of Ophthalmology, Royal Adelaide Hospital, North Terrace, Adelaide, South Australia.
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