Lymphedema pp 327-341 | Cite as

General Principles and Indications

  • Peter Gloviczki


Chronic lymphedema continues to be a challenge in both diagnosis and management. The diagnostic dilemma remains about how to best define detailed anatomy and lymphatic function, Whereas the problem with treatment remains our inability to cure chronic lymphedema. Still, both evaluation and treatment have greatly improved in recent years. Progress in genetics, imaging studies, physical therapy, and microsurgical techniques have sparked interest in chronic lymphedema, a disease long considered to be the stepchild of medicine. This textbook is testimony to the increasing interest in the investigation and treatment of lymphatic disorders.


Lymph Vessel Microsurgical Technique Lymphatic Obstruction Microsurgical Reconstruction Chronic Lymphedema 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Peter Gloviczki
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  1. 1.Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, Gonda Vascular CenterMayo ClinicRochesterUSA

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