Lymphedema pp 403-408 | Cite as

Contemporary Indications and Controversies

  • Byung-Boong Lee
  • James Laredo
  • Richard F. Neville


Chronic lymphedema was once considered to be a relatively benign condition of limb swelling associated with minimal morbidity. However, this old concept has been proven to be totally erroneous; the condition is steadily progressive and affects not only the lymphatic system itself, but also the entire surrounding soft ­tissue, resulting in a unique condition of clinically significant dermato ­lipofibrosclerosis.1,2


Limb Volume Compression Therapy Compression Bandage Excisional Surgery Systemic Sepsis 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Byung-Boong Lee
    • 1
  • James Laredo
  • Richard F. Neville
  1. 1.Department of Surgery, Division of Vascular SurgeryGeorge Washington University School of MedicineWashingtonUSA

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