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Lymphovenous Bypass for the Treatment of Lymphedema

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Lymphovenous Bypass for the Treatment of Lymphedema

Rebecca M Garza et al. J Surg Oncol.

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    J Surg Oncol. 2019 Jun;119(7):1031. doi: 10.1002/jso.25433. Epub 2019 Feb 26. J Surg Oncol. 2019. PMID: 31062406 No abstract available.

Abstract

Lymphovenous bypass (LVB) is a form of physiological lymphedema surgery, which was described decades ago, but recently it is gaining popularity with improved microsurgical technology available. Benefits of the procedure are its effectiveness in treating early stage lymphedema of either the upper or lower extremity and having low complication profile. In the following article, the history of the procedure, mechanism, and details of various LVB techniques, and outcomes will be discussed.

Keywords: lymphovenous anastomosis (LVA); lymphovenous bypass (LVB).

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