This book provides extensive knowledge of peripheral lymphedema, including the etiology and pathophysiology of the disease, as well as the anatomy and physiology of the lymphatic system and guide for the treatment of lymphedema to clinicians.
The ultimate goal of lymphedema therapy is the targeted and individualized treatment. New technology of multimodality lymphatic imaging emerged in the recent years largely improves the diagnosis of lymphatic circulation disorders. The treatment of peripheral lymphedema is expected to have new achievement. This book illustrates the latest achievements in clinical and basic research of lymphedema to the clinical investigators as well as basic researchers. Pathogenesis of lymphatic system, diagnosis of lymphedema, treatment and further complication management are demonstrated in this book. Some special lymphedema related syndromes, issues on prevention and prognosis are also included.
Department of plastic & reconstructive surgery
Shanghai Ninth People´s Hospital, Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine