Surgery for Lymphedema

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

https://www.hrhfoundation.ca/blog/how-a-humber-river-hospital-plastic-surgeon-is-using-supermicrosurgical-techniques-in-revolutionary-lymphedema-program/

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.
https://www.mdanderson.org/publications/oncolog/advances-in-surgical-management-of-lymphedema.h13-1591413.html
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.
https://www.mdanderson.org/publications/oncolog/advances-in-surgical-management-of-lymphedema.h13-1591413.html

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

https://www.lympho.org/portfolio/surgical-intervention-a-position-document-on-surgery-for-lymphoedema/

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