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Liposuction of lymphedema of the extremities

Hansson, Emma LU and Brorson, Håkan LU (2016) In Liposuction: Principles and Practice, Second Edition p.721-733
Abstract

Lymphedema is the accumulation of lymph fluid in the interstice with secondary tissue changes. The accumulated lymph stimulates adipose tissue deposition, and a marked adipose tissue hypertrophy can be seen in patients with chronic lymphedema. The basis for all lymphedema treatment is adequate compression therapy. However, if the lymphedema has started to transform into adipose tissue, conservative therapy is no longer sufficient, and liposuction can then give complete and permanent reduction of the excess limb volume.

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Liposuction: Principles and Practice, Second Edition
editor
Shiffman, Melvin A; di Guiseppe, Alberto; and
pages
721 - 733
publisher
Springer Berlin Heidelberg
external identifiers
  • scopus:85006713706
ISBN
9783662489031
9783662489017
DOI
10.1007/978-3-662-48903-1_76
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English
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yes
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795aac43-46e7-4f96-893e-29ebf0c41987
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  abstract     = {<p>Lymphedema is the accumulation of lymph fluid in the interstice with secondary tissue changes. The accumulated lymph stimulates adipose tissue deposition, and a marked adipose tissue hypertrophy can be seen in patients with chronic lymphedema. The basis for all lymphedema treatment is adequate compression therapy. However, if the lymphedema has started to transform into adipose tissue, conservative therapy is no longer sufficient, and liposuction can then give complete and permanent reduction of the excess limb volume.</p>},
  author       = {Hansson, Emma and Brorson, Håkan},
  editor       = {Shiffman, Melvin A and di Guiseppe, Alberto},
  isbn         = {9783662489031},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {721--733},
  publisher    = {Springer Berlin Heidelberg},
  series       = {Liposuction: Principles and Practice, Second Edition},
  title        = {Liposuction of lymphedema of the extremities},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-662-48903-1_76},
  year         = {2016},
}