• The dynamic-lymphaticovenular anastomosis method for breast cancer treatment-related lymphedema: creation of functional lymphaticovenular anastomoses with use of preoperative dynamic ultrasonography

    2 monthes ago - By Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery

    Lymphaticovenular anastomosis is generally effective for breast cancer treatment-related upper extremity lymphedema. Clinical improvement is, however, limited by the degree of sclerosis of the lymphatic vessels. We have developed a method by which we use dynamic ultrasonography to depict vessels through which lymph can be propelled into the LVA under the power of the patient's natural hand movements.
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  • Adipose-derived regenerative cells and fat grafting for treating breast cancer-related lymphedema: Lymphoscintigraphic evaluation with one year follow-up

    2 monthes ago - By Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery

    Background: Breast cancer-related lymphedema is a feared late complication. Present treatment options are lacking. Recent studies have suggested that mesenchymal stromal cells can alleviate lymphedema. Herein, we report the results from the first human pilot study with adipose-derived regenerative cells for treating BCRL with one year follow-up. Material and methods: We included ten BCRL patients. ADRCs were injected directly into the axillary region together with a scar releasing fat graft procedure.
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