Lymphedema pp 369-379 | Cite as

Lymph Nodes Transfer Microvascular Reconstructive Surgery

  • Corinne Becker
  • Gael Piquilloud
  • Byung-Boong Lee


Manual lymphatic drainage – based complex decongestive therapy has become the mainstay of chronic lymphedema management for many decades, as reviewed extensively in Chaps. 9 and 10.

Complex decongestive therapy (CDT) is now the treatment of choice regardless of the severity/clinical stage. Unfortunately, however, CDT-based management is only able to delay the progress during the treatment period; to maintain long-term control, continuous patient commitment with a lifetime pledge is mandatory.


Free Flap Inguinal Region Inguinal Ligament Manual Lymphatic Drainage Deep Inferior Epigastric Perforator 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Corinne Becker
    • 1
    • 2
  • Gael Piquilloud
  • Byung-Boong Lee
  1. 1.Department of Academy of SurgeryHopital Universitaire Europeen Georges PompidouParisFrance
  2. 2.Department of Plastic SurgeryJouvenet HospitalParisFrance

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