Lymphedema pp 343-354 | Cite as

Lymphatic-Venous Derivative and Reconstructive Microsurgery

  • Corradino Campisi
  • Francesco Boccardo


Lymphedema that is refractory to nonoperative methods may be managed by surgical treatment. Indications include insufficient lymphedema reduction by well-­performed medical and physical therapy (less than 50%), recurrent episodes of lymphangitis, intractable pain, worsening limb function, patient who are unsatisfied with the result obtained by nonoperative methods, and patients who are willing to proceed with surgical options.


Lymphatic Filariasis Lymph Flow Venous Anastomosis Vein Segment Afferent Lymphatic 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Corradino Campisi
    • 1
  • Francesco Boccardo
  1. 1.Department of Surgery, Section of Lymphology and MicrosurgeryUniversity Hospital “San Martino”GenoaItaly

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