A comprehensive review of the natural lymphaticovenous communications and their role in lymphedema surgery

María Miranda Garcés, Rosa Mirapeix, Gemma Pons, Amir Sadri, Jaume Masià

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Abstract

© 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.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)374-380
JournalJournal of Surgical Oncology
Volume113
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 15 Mar 2016

Keywords

  • cancer-related lymphedema
  • lymphaticovenous communications
  • lymphedema
  • lymphedema surgery
  • pathophysiology

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