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Lymphedema pp 365-368 | Cite as

Lymph Node-Venous Microvascular Reconstructive Surgery: Filariasis Lymphedema

  • Gurusamy Manokaran
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Abstract

Lymphatic filariasis is one of the most chronic, incapacitating diseases; once it was believed that there was no treatment. Ancient sculptures and scriptures depict lymphatic filariasis of the lower limb and still can be seen in many temples in India. According to Manusrithi’s 300 BC written in Hindu mythology it was mentioned, and some native treatments also have been mentioned. It was considered to be caused by Karma (result of sins from a previous life), but through science and technology we have been able to identify the organism and its transmission to human beings from the mosquito.

Initially, a lot of medical and surgical treatments were done unsuccessfully and this disease was classified as “neglected tropical disease.”

Keywords

Lymphatic Filariasis Inguinal Lymph Node Chromic Catgut Manual Lymph Drainage Bipolar Diathermy 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gurusamy Manokaran
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  1. 1.Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and LymphologistApollo HospitalsChennaiIndia

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