Treatment of primary and secondary lymphedema of the limbs with lymphaticovenous anastomosis has been performed for several years with good results. The authors report on 14 lymphaticovenous anastomoses operated since 1976 for the treatment of primary and secondary lymphedemas of the upper or lower limbs. The usual technique, consisting of the use of magnification and microsurgical instruments and materials, is presented. Certain differences between objective and subjective improvement and between results in treatment of upper and lower limbs are pointed out. Pre- and postoperative precautions, indications to intervention and possible evaluation of some failures are discussed.
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||International Journal of Microsurgery|
|Publication status||Published - 1980|
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