© 2016 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. Cancer-related lymphedema is a progressive, chronic condition that impairs quality of life. Its pathophysiology and the mechanisms of action of current reconstructive surgical treatments are not fully understood but lymphaticovenous communications may play a key role. We review the available literature on lymphaticovenous communications and their implications in lymphedema surgery, and propose a subclassification of lymphaticovenous communications.
|Journal||Journal of Surgical Oncology|
|Publication status||Published - 15 Mar 2016|
- cancer-related lymphedema
- lymphaticovenous communications
- lymphedema surgery