The first edition of Modern Surgical Management of Chronic Lymphedema, edited by Yves Harder, Christoph Hirche, Katrin Seidenstücker, and Moustapha Hamdi, has been conceived and written by enthusiasts for lymphatic surgery who have dedicated their professional careers to treating patients suffering from this chronic disease.
Featuring current perspectives and particularities of surgical lymphedema treatment with contributions from international experts in the field, this innovative book describes evidence-based, multi-disciplinary approaches to treating chronic lymphedema from the point of view of clinical experts. It is also a comprehensive companion for multi-professional specialists looking for an erudite understanding of the complex treatment of lymphedema.
Ultimately, the book seeks to advance the contemporary understanding that underpins the philosophy and general principles of modern surgical management of chronic lymphedema, in order to improve the quality of life of patients.
Firsthand clinical pearls for treating lymphedema patients and managing the often-chronic issues that significantly impact on daily quality of life
General focus on the fields of embryology, anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiology of the lymphatic system
Special focus on diagnosis, evaluation, and complete decongestive therapy (CDT)
Step-by-step descriptions of the surgical corner-stones, including lymphovenous anastomosis (LVA), vascularized lymph node transfer (VLNT), and alternative supermicrosurgical techniques, as well as reductive and lymphoablative surgery
Unique contributions on the diagnosis and treatment of lymphatic filariasis
Basic concepts of experimental research in the field
Evidence- and expert-based algorithm for personalized and stage-dependent treatment
Over 70 full-color and highly instructive illustrations and more than 250 clinical images
This is a valuable and practical resource for surgeons of various clinical fields with supermicrosurgical expertise, lymphologists and angiologists, general practitioners, psychologists, lymphedema therapists, dietitians, specialized nurses, as well as medical students.
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Section I: Lymphology and Clinical Presentation
1 Lymphatic System
2 Epidemiological, Clinical, and Pathophysiological Aspects
3 Lymphatic Filariasis Section II: Diagnostic Evaluation
4 Diagnostics and Stage-Dependent, Preoperative Evaluation Section III: Modern Management of Chronic Lymphedema
5 Establishment of an Interprofessional and Multidisciplinary Lymphedema Network Section IV: Non-Surgical Treatment and Techniques
6 Integrative, Multiprofessional Conservative Treatment Section V: Surgical Treatment and Techniques
7 Basic Principles of Surgical Treatment and Accompanying Complete Decongestive Therapy Section VI: Lymphoreconstructive Procedures
8 Lymphovenous Anastomosis
9 Autologous Lymph Vessel Transfer
10 Vascularized Lymph Nodes Transfer
11 Autologous Breast Reconstruction in Conjunction with Lymphatic Surgery
12 Nodo-Venal Shunt Microsurgery Section VII: Lymphoreductive Procedures, Secondary Procedures, and Tips and Tricks
13 Suction-Assisted Lipectomy
14 Excisional Procedures
15 Secondary Procedures After Reconstructive Microsurgery
16 Tips and Tricks for Modern Surgical Management of Chronic Lymphedema Section VIII: Training, Treatment Algorithm, Outcomes, and Further Developments
17 Teaching and Training in Lymphoreconstructive Surgery
18 Treatment Algorithm for the Lymphedema
19 Review of the Current Literature
20 Experimental Research and Future Directions