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Objective assessment of the efficacy of supermicrosurgical lymphaticovenous anastomosis and microsurgical lymphaticovenous implantation in a case of axillary lymphorrhea.
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PMID:  18548375     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Supermicrosurgical lymphaticovenous anastomosis and microsurgical lymphaticovenous implantation are procedures currently used to treat lymphedema. However, because in most cases concomitant conservative treatments are included, it is difficult to objectively assess the direct effect of the procedures. The present report is a case in which supermicrosurgical lymphaticovenous anastomosis and microsurgical lymphaticovenous implantation were performed to treat axillary lymphorrhea that developed after the treatments for lymph node metastases of esophageal carcinoma. Prior to surgery, the volume of lymphorrhea was approximately 300 mL/d, but from postoperative day 1, this amount decreased by half, and healing was obtained by postoperative day 20. This result objectively indicates that creating new lymphatic routes with these two procedures is clearly effective.
Yoichiro Morihisa; Yojiro Inoue; Kensuke Kiyokawa; Yukiko Nishi; Hiromasa Fujita; Susumu Sueyoshi
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of reconstructive microsurgery     Volume:  24     ISSN:  0743-684X     ISO Abbreviation:  J Reconstr Microsurg     Publication Date:  2008 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-06-12     Completed Date:  2008-07-07     Revised Date:  2011-02-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8502670     Medline TA:  J Reconstr Microsurg     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  29-32     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and Maxillofacial Surgery, Kurume University School of Medicine, Kurume, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Anastomosis, Surgical
Lymph Node Excision / adverse effects
Lymphatic Diseases / surgery*
Lymphatic System / surgery*
Middle Aged

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