The Authors refer about their experience concerning the present problems in relation to the microsurgical treatment of chronic lymphoedema of limbs. They deal with the diagnostic protocol they perform today in order to state precisely the correct indications and dwell upon the specific microsurgical methods, among which the personal one of "lymphatic-venous-lymphatic-plastic", which, in the last few years, allowed to overcome the limits and the contra-indications of the methods of lympho-venous microanastomoses. Finally, the Authors point out the important role played by the medical-physical therapy as an advantageous support to the microsurgical therapy of lymphoedema.
|Translated title of the contribution||Lymphedema. Diagnostic aspects and therapeutic choices|
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Journal des Maladies Vasculaires|
|Publication status||Published - 1988|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine