Staging of lymphedema: Comparing different proposals

S. Michelini, C. Campisi, A. Failla, F. Boccardo, G. Moneta, M. Andrade, M. Ohkuma, E. Földi, M. Witte

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Abstract

The problems of the staging of lymphedema is a long time open question in all consensus meetings inside national and international congresses. First of all, to be universally agree about definitions and framing of pathology, must be respected the requirements of simplicity, recognizability and worldwide utilization. Actually exist 4 proposals presented at world level, based on different clinical and instrumental aspects of pathology, only some of them, in fact, are common for all. The main engage is the harmonization of the different proposals, through the work of a special world commission, in order to obtain a scientific communication made easier from universally recognized and accepted parameters.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7-10
Number of pages4
JournalEuropean Journal of Lymphology and Related Problems
Volume16
Issue number46
Publication statusPublished - 2006

Keywords

  • Lymphedema
  • Staging

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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    Michelini, S., Campisi, C., Failla, A., Boccardo, F., Moneta, G., Andrade, M., Ohkuma, M., Földi, E., & Witte, M. (2006). Staging of lymphedema: Comparing different proposals. European Journal of Lymphology and Related Problems, 16(46), 7-10.