Focused Issue on Lymphedema

Posted On 2019-10-21 07:36:12

Antonio Jorge Forte, MD, PhD, MS
Division of Plastic Surgery, Mayo Clinic Florida, USA

Dr. Forte is an Associate Professor of Plastic Surgery in the Division of Plastic Surgery at Mayo Clinic Florida. He serves as the Vice Chair of Research for the Department of Surgery. He holds a joint appointment in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery and Department of Neurosurgery. He is board certified in both Plastic Surgery and Hand Surgery. He received a Medical Doctor and Master’s degree in Pharmacology at the Federal University of Ceara (Brazil). He completed a residency in Plastic Surgery at the Yale University School of Medicine (2014) and a subsequent fellowship in Hand and Microsurgery at The Buncke Clinic, in San Francisco (2015). He also received a Ph.D. in Sciences (Field: Clinical Surgery) from the University of Sao Paulo (Brazil) in 2017.

Xiaona Lu, MD, PhD
Division of Plastic and Reconstructive surgery, Yale School of Medicine, USA

Dr. Lu is a Postdoctoral Associate of Surgery, in the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, at Yale University School of Medicine. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from Tsinghua University, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, Peking Union Medical College in July 2019, and completed residency in plastic surgery at the meantime. She is a board certified plastic surgeon and computer application engineer. Her research interests relate to the analysis of the development of congenital craniomaxillofacial deformities, vascular anomalies, lymphedema, and bone and cartilage tissue engineering. Dr. Lu has published over 40 scientific papers and being authorized 11 national patents in recent 5 years.

Focused issue outline:

  1. Introduction
  2. Comparison of middle versus distal inset of the gastroepiploic vascularized lymph node flap for the treatment of extremity lymphedema
  3. Ultrasound surface wave elastography for evaluation of extremity lymphedema: a clinical pilot study
  4. Surgical reconstruction of primary penoscrotal lymphedema—long term therapeutic efficacy
  5. Molecular analysis and functional identification of adipose-derived mesenchymal stem cells in secondary lymphedema
  6. Combined microvascular breast and lymphatic reconstruction with deep inferior epigastric perforator flap and gastroepiploic vascularized lymph node transfer for postmastectomy lymphedema patients
  7. Single-stage VASER-assisted liposuction and lymphatico-venous anastomoses for the treatment of extremity lymphedema: a case series and systematic review of the literature
  8. Lymphaticovenular anastomosis for breast cancer-related upper extremity lymphedema: a literature review
  9. Ultrasound elastography for diagnosis, assessment and staging of breast cancer related lymphedema: a systematic review
  10. Lymphnode transfer combined with DIEP procedure: a systematic review
  11. Outcomes of vascularized lymph node transfer with simultaneous breast reconstruction
  12. Review of the role of radiation as a risk factor for lymphedema
  13. Application of imaging in lymphedema surgical therapies