Lymphedema pp 399-401 | Cite as

General Principles

  • Gurusamy Manokaran


The debulking surgical procedure in lymphatic filariasis – lymphedema – is carried out in grade IV lymphedemas with nodules, warty growths, and ulcers. The basic principles in lymphedema surgery are (a) augment the lymphatic drainage using a physiological procedure, and (b) reduce the lymphatic load by debulking the lymphedematous, lymph-producing surface. In this chapter, we will be talking about our strategy for lymphedema surgery, followed by a review of the existing forms of debulking surgery.1-16


Lymphatic Drainage Lymphatic Filariasis Deep Fascia Debulking Surgery Manual Lymphatic Drainage 
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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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