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Lymphedema

Presentation, Diagnosis, and Treatment

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  • Focuses on detection and prevention of errors

  • Essential guide for management

  • First text of its kind in the field

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Table of contents (30 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xvii
  2. Overview of Lymphedema

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1
    2. The Lymphatic System

      • Reid A. Maclellan
      Pages 3-7
    3. Pathophysiology of Lymphedema

      • Geoffrey E. Hespe, Matthew D. Nitti, Babak J. Mehrara
      Pages 9-18
    4. Genetic Causes of Lymphedema

      • Matthieu J. Schlögel, Pascal Brouillard, Laurence M. Boon, Miikka Vikkula
      Pages 19-31
    5. Epidemiology and Morbidity of Lymphedema

      • Arin K. Greene
      Pages 33-44
    6. Myths Associated with Lymphedema

      • Arin K. Greene
      Pages 45-50
    7. The Lymphedema Center and Multidisciplinary Management

      • Arin K. Greene, Sumner A. Slavin, Håkan Brorson
      Pages 51-55
  3. Classification of Lymphedema

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 57-57
    2. Primary Lymphedema

      • Arin K. Greene
      Pages 59-77
    3. Secondary Lymphedema

      • Sumner A. Slavin
      Pages 79-95
    4. Obesity-Induced Lymphedema

      • Arin K. Greene
      Pages 97-104
  4. Diagnosis of Lymphedema

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 105-105
    2. History and Physical Examination

      • Arin K. Greene
      Pages 107-114
    3. Volume Measurements and Follow-Up

      • Håkan Brorson, Barbro Svensson, Karin Ohlin
      Pages 115-122
    4. Conventional Imaging Modalities for the Diagnosis of Lymphedema

      • Pradeep Goyal, Gulraiz Chaudry, Ahmad I. Alomari
      Pages 149-155
    5. Lymphoscintigraphy and Other Imaging Methods

      • Pierre Bourgeois
      Pages 157-184
    6. Differential Diagnosis of Lymphedema

      • Arin K. Greene
      Pages 185-205

About this book

This volume is a clinically-oriented book that can be used for patient care, teaching, or research. It covers the entire field of lymphedema, including both primary and secondary disease, as well as all diagnostic and treatment modalities. The text begins with a foundation for the condition, including its pathophysiology, epidemiology, and morbidity. Next, the classification of lymphedema is covered which is the template for accurate diagnosis. Clinical, radiological, and differential diagnosis of lymphedema is also reviewed. Finally, conservative and operative management is presented, including both physiologic and excisional procedures.

 

Lymphedema: Presentation, Diagnosis, and Treatment provides a comprehensive, easy-to-read reference for any health care provider managing a patient with lymphedema. The text is clinically-focused, evidence-based, and practical. The reader, regardless of his/her level of training or specialty, will be able to adequately treat a patient with lymphedema using this resource. To facilitate its use in clinical settings, the book was designed to be portable. In addition, diagnostic and treatment algorithms are included to further simplify the management of these patients. Patient images are presented throughout the text to illustrate the clinical care of lymphedema. All chapters are written by experts in the field, and contain the most current information on the topic.

Keywords

  • Genital Lymphedema
  • Lymphatic System
  • Manual Lymphatic Drainage
  • Pneumatic Compression
  • Skin Excisional Procedures
  • surgical oncology

Editors and Affiliations

  • Department of Plastic and Oral Surgery, Boston Children’s Hospital, Boston, USA

    Arin K. Greene

  • Division of Plastic Surgery, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Brookline, USA

    Sumner A. Slavin

  • Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Skåne University Hospital, Malmö, Sweden

    Håkan Brorson

About the editors

Arin K. Greene, MD, MMSc

Department of Plastic and Oral Surgery

Boston Children's Hospital

Co-DIrctor Lymphedema Program

Associate Professor of Surgery

Harvard Medical School

Boston, MA

Sumner A. Slavin, MD

Division of Plastic Surgery,

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Co-Director Lymphedema Program 

Associate Professor of Surgery

Harvard Medical School

Boston, MA

Håkan Brorson, MD, PhD

Senior Consultant, Associate Professor

Director, Lymphedema Program

Department of Clinical Sciences, Lund University

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Skåne University Hospital

Malmö, Sweden

Professor

Esculera de Graduasos

Asociación Médica Argentina

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Lymphedema

  • Book Subtitle: Presentation, Diagnosis, and Treatment

  • Editors: Arin K. Greene, Sumner A. Slavin, Håkan Brorson

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-14493-1

  • Publisher: Springer Cham

  • eBook Packages: Medicine, Medicine (R0)

  • Copyright Information: Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-319-14492-4

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-319-38269-2

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-319-14493-1

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XVII, 353

  • Number of Illustrations: 74 b/w illustrations, 129 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: General Surgery, Plastic Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Cancer Therapy

  • Industry Sectors: Biotechnology, Health & Hospitals, Pharma

Buying options

eBook
USD 84.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-3-319-14493-1
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book
USD 109.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book
USD 149.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)