Lymphedema pp 387-390 | Cite as

Prospects for Lymphatic Reconstructive Surgery

  • Victor S. Krylov


To get a better prospect of reconstructive microlymphatic surgery we need further improvement of the diagnosis and use of the appropriate classification. The most useful practical classification allows us to divide all lymphatic disorders into primary and secondary. Primary lymphatic insufficiency, which is of hereditary origin, cannot be successfully cured with reconstructive microsurgery. The creation of the new lymphatic vessels in congenital cases is a matter for the future. Genetic research in this field will hopefully yield valuable information for future practical use.


Brachial Plexus Free Flap Lymphatic Node Radiation Dermatitis Manual Lymphatic Drainage 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Victor S. Krylov
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  1. 1.Vascular Research Laboratory, Department of SurgeryUniversity of Tennessee, Graduate School of MedicineKnoxvilleUSA

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