Advanced

From lymph to fat: liposuction as a treatment for complete reduction of lymphedema.

Brorson, Håkan LU (2012) In International Journal of Lower Extremity Wounds 11(1). p.10-19
Abstract
There is some controversy regarding liposuction for late-stage lymphedemas. Although it is clear that conservative therapies such as complex decongestive therapy and controlled compression therapy should be tried in the first instance, options for the treatment of late-stage lymphedema that is not responding to treatment is not so clear. Liposuction has been used for many years to treat lipodystrophy. Some results have been far from optimal; however, improvements in technique, patient preparation, and patient follow-up have led to a greater and a wider acceptance of liposuction as a treatment for lymphedema. This article outlines the benefits of using liposuction and presents the evidence to support its use.
Please use this url to cite or link to this publication:
author
organization
publishing date
type
Contribution to journal
publication status
published
subject
in
International Journal of Lower Extremity Wounds
volume
11
issue
1
pages
10 - 19
publisher
SAGE Publications Inc.
external identifiers
  • wos:000301867900003
  • pmid:22363050
  • scopus:84858970396
ISSN
1552-6941
DOI
10.1177/1534734612438550
language
English
LU publication?
yes
id
7b7903ae-b00d-4020-9dbe-f59d15cd7846 (old id 2432534)
alternative location
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22363050?dopt=Abstract
date added to LUP
2012-04-02 10:44:39
date last changed
2017-08-27 05:45:30
@article{7b7903ae-b00d-4020-9dbe-f59d15cd7846,
  abstract     = {There is some controversy regarding liposuction for late-stage lymphedemas. Although it is clear that conservative therapies such as complex decongestive therapy and controlled compression therapy should be tried in the first instance, options for the treatment of late-stage lymphedema that is not responding to treatment is not so clear. Liposuction has been used for many years to treat lipodystrophy. Some results have been far from optimal; however, improvements in technique, patient preparation, and patient follow-up have led to a greater and a wider acceptance of liposuction as a treatment for lymphedema. This article outlines the benefits of using liposuction and presents the evidence to support its use.},
  author       = {Brorson, Håkan},
  issn         = {1552-6941},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {1},
  pages        = {10--19},
  publisher    = {SAGE Publications Inc.},
  series       = {International Journal of Lower Extremity Wounds},
  title        = {From lymph to fat: liposuction as a treatment for complete reduction of lymphedema.},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1534734612438550},
  volume       = {11},
  year         = {2012},
}