Lymphedema pp 355-364 | Cite as

Lymphatic-Lymphatic Reconstructive Microsurgery

  • Ruediger G. H. Baumeister


A direct approach to the lymphatic vessels was considered unthinkable for a long time. However, on the basis of high-power operating microscopes and increasing ability to anastomose small arteries and veins, the lymphatic vessels also became possibly suturable vessels.

Lympholymphatic anastomoses and microsurgically performed lymphovenous anastomoses using grafts were described by Cordeiro et al.1


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.the Ludwig Maximilians UniversityMunichGermany
  2. 2.Chirurgische Klinik Muenchen BogenhausenMuenchenGermany

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