Single Institution Experience with Lymphatic Microsurgical Preventive Healing Approach (LYMPHA) for the Primary Prevention of Lymphedema


Feldman S., Bansil H., Ascherman J., Grant R., Borden B., Henderson P., ...More

ANNALS OF SURGICAL ONCOLOGY, vol.22, no.10, pp.3296-3301, 2015 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 22 Issue: 10
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.1245/s10434-015-4721-y
  • Title of Journal : ANNALS OF SURGICAL ONCOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.3296-3301

Abstract

Background. As many as 40 % of breast cancer patients undergoing axillary lymph node dissection (ALND) and radiotherapy develop lymphedema. We report our experience performing lymphatic-venous anastomosis using the lymphatic microsurgical preventive healing approach (LYMPHA) at the time of ALND. This technique was described by Boccardo, Campisi in 2009.