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Section 1: Overview of Lymphedema.- The Lymphatic System.- Pathophysiology of Lymphedema.- Genetic Causes of Lymphedema.- Epidemiology and Morbidity of Lymphedema.- Myths Associated with Lymphedema.- The Lymphedema Center and Multidisciplinary Management.- Section 2: Classification of Lymphedema.- Primary Lymphedema.- Secondary Lymphedema.- Obesity-Induced Lymphedema.- Section 3: Diagnosis of Lymphedema.- History and Physical Examination.- Volume Measurements and Follow-Up.- Bioelectrical Impedance Spectroscopy for the Assessment of Lymphedema: Principles and Practice.- Assessing Free and Bound Water in Skin at 300 MHz Using Tissue Dielectric Constant Measurements with the MoistureMeterD.- Conventional Imaging Modalities for the Diagnosis of Lymphedema.- Lymphoscintigraphy and Other Imaging Methods.- Differential Diagnosis of Lymphedema.- Section 4: Non-Operative Management of Lymphedema.- Activities of Daily Living.- Controlled Compression Therapy and Compression Garments.- Complex Decongestive Therapy.- Pneumatic Compression.- Section 5: Operative Management of Lymphedema.- Uncommon Procedures for Lymphedema.- Lymphatic Vessel Transplantation.- Lymphatic-Venous Anastomosis.- Lymph Node Transfer to Proximal Extremity.- Lymph Node Transfer to Distal Extremity.- Charles Procedure.- Staged Skin and Subcutaneous Excision.- Suction-Assisted Lipectomy.- Treatment of Lymphocele.- Genital Lymphedema.

About the Author

Arin K. Greene, MD, MMSc

Department of Plastic and Oral Surgery

Boston Children's Hospital

Co-DIrctor Lymphedema Program

Associate Professor of Surgery

Harvard Medical School

Boston, MA

Sumner A. Slavin, MD

Division of Plastic Surgery,

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Co-Director Lymphedema Program 

Associate Professor of Surgery

Harvard Medical School

Boston, MA

Håkan Brorson, MD, PhD

Senior Consultant, Associate Professor

Director, Lymphedema Program

Department of Clinical Sciences, Lund University

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Skåne University Hospital

Malmö, Sweden

Professor

Esculera de Graduasos

Asociación Médica Argentina

Buenos Aires, Argentina

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