Lymphedema refers to the swelling of a body part caused by the accumulation of lymphatic ﬂuid. In the United States, most cases are secondary to cancer treatment. It represents a dreadful condition that negatively impacts the quality of life of cancer survivors.
Combined microvascular breast and lymphatic reconstruction with deep inferior epigastric perforator flap and gastroepiploic vascularized lymph node transfer for postmastectomy lymphedema patients
Lymph node transfer combined with deep inferior epigastric perforators and transverse rectus abdominis myocutaneous procedures: a systematic review
Gastroepiploic vascularized lymph node transfer for the treatment of extremity lymphedema: comparison between middle and distal inset
Lymphaticovenular anastomosis for breast cancer-related upper extremity lymphedema: a literature review
Single-stage VASER-assisted liposuction and lymphatico-venous anastomoses for the treatment of extremity lymphedema: a case series and systematic review of the literature
Transcriptome analysis and functional identification of adipose-derived mesenchymal stem cells in secondary lymphedema
The basics of ultrasound elastography for diagnosis, assessment, and staging breast cancer-related lymphedema: a systematic review of the literature
The series “Lymphedema” was commissioned by the editorial office, Gland Surgery without any sponsorship or funding. Drs. Xiaona Lu and Antonio Jorge Forte served as the unpaid Guest Editors for the series.