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. 2016;45(4):283-91.
doi: 10.1024/0301-1526/a000539.

Management of Lymphoedema


Management of Lymphoedema

Ahmet Yüksel et al. Vasa. .


Lymphoedema is a common and progressive disease which causes deterioration of the quality of life of patients. It is divided into two groups: primary and secondary lymphoedema. Nowadays, the majority of patients with lymphoedema are associated with a malignancy or its treatment modalities, such as cancer surgery and radiation therapy. Accurate diagnosis and effective treatment are crucial for alleviating the symptoms, preventing progression and reducing the potential risks of lymphoedema. This report provides an overview of the management of lymphoedema.

Keywords: Lymphoedema treatment; cancer; chronic venous insufficiency; compression therapy; lymphatic surgery; radiation.

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