Curr Oncol Rep 2020 07 28;22(10):97. Epub 2020 Jul 28.
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Purpose Of Review: For patients who have or may develop lymphedema due to oncologic resection, surgical options are available to prevent and treat this chronic disease. Here, we review the current pathophysiology, classification systems, surgical preventive techniques, and treatment options for lymphedema reduction.
Recent Findings: Preventive surgical techniques, including de-escalation of axillary surgery, sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLNB), axillary reverse mapping (ARM), and lymphedema microsurgical preventive healing approach (LYMPHA), have been shown to reduce the incidence of lymphedema. Read More