Surgery for Lymphedema

Dr Thomas Constantine, plastic surgeon at Humber River Hospital in Toronto is doing lymphatic super microsurgery.

The affected left arm of a patient with lymphedema resulting from breast cancer treatment is seen before (left) and after liposuction debulking of the left arm. The procedure yielded a 1,600-mL reduction in limb volume. Images courtesy of Dr. Mark Schaverien.
During a lymphovenous bypass procedure, blue dye shows movement through a lymphatic vessel (white arrow) into the vein to which it is anastomosed (red arrow). Image courtesy of Dr. Edward Chang.

The link below connects to the position document on surgery for lymphedema from the International Lymphedema Framework.

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