Lymphedema of the Lower Extremities due to Refractory Malignant Lymphoma Treated by Lymphaticovenous Anastomosis

Naohiro Ishii, Marie Aoki, Kazuo Kishi

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Abstract

Summary: Lymphaticovenous anastomosis (LVA) is primarily performed for lymphedema of the lower extremities after surgical treatment of gynecologic cancer and lymphedema of the upper extremities after surgical resection of breast cancer; however, LVA for lymphedema due to malignant lymphoma has not been reported to date. We herein present a patient with severe lymphedema of the lower extremities due to refractory malignant lymphoma, which markedly improved with LVA. LVA could contribute to improve quality of life in patients with end-stage disease with lymphedema of the lower extremities due to refractory malignant lymphoma.

Original languageEnglish
Article numbere1475
JournalPlastic and Reconstructive Surgery - Global Open
Volume5
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Aug 1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery

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