Lymphedema pp 491-497 | Cite as

Genetic Prospects for Lymphedema Management

  • Stanley G. Rockson


Angiogenic revascularization of the lymphatics is an emerging research area that is likely to be important to the future therapeutics of lymphedema and other ­pathological conditions of the lymphatic vasculature.1,2 The potential to modulate the growth of lymphatic vessels also represents an important aspect of the biological response to the problem of tumor metastasis. Promising pro-lymphangiogenic gene therapy and exogenous molecular treatment methods are under current, active investigation.


Hepatocyte Growth Factor Lymphatic Vessel Chylous Ascites Lymphatic Vasculature Emerge Research Area 
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The author gratefully acknowledges the artistic contributions of Shauna Rockson to the development of this chapter.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Stanley G. Rockson
    • 1
  1. 1.Division of Cardiovascular MedicineStanford University School of Medicine, Falk Cardiovascular Research CenterStanfordUSA

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