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LOWER LIMB LYMPHEDEMA
Lymphedema in lower limb often can occur after extended radical hysterectomy for cancer or melanoma excision of the leg and lymph node clearance, or after radical excision of lower pelvic malignancy with the lymph nodes.
In cases of an advanced lymphedema the lymph node transfer (LNT) operation can effectively solve the problem and cure the disease.
People ask us
What is lymphedema?
Lymphedema is the swelling of a limb due to the absence or dysfunction of the lymph nodes or lymphatic vessels, and it can be primary (congenital) or secondary. More often lymphedema can occur secondarily, several months or even years after an operation with axillary or inguinal lymph node resection and sometimes additional radiotherapy.
What is Lymph Node Transfer?
Lymph node transfer (LNT) can also be seen as Vascularized Lymph Node Transfer (VLNT) or Autologous Lymph Node Transfer (ALNT) is the transplantation of 2-3 lymph nodes from a healthy part of the body to the limb which suffers from lymphedema. Immediate, there is a connection between the lymphatic vessels of the affected limb and the healthy part of the body and the lymphedema start to be subsided.
Who is candidate for lymph node transfer?
Both primary and secondary lymphedema patients can be treated with LNT.
Most patients who experience lymphedema following cancer treatment are potential candidates for lymph node transfer. Both mild and severe or advanced cases have been successfully cured with lymph node transfer. Performing LNT in an early stage of lymphedema will lead to permanent cure of the disease and the limb can return to normal. However, in advanced lymphedema cases or in elephantiasis, the fluid is eventually replaced by fatty tissue which an additional liposuction can be performed.
People say about us
I lived with lymphedema for more than 20 years. I never thought it would be possible for me to be cured. i know now that everything is possible.
Special Thanks to Dr. Dionysiou and the excellent team of lymphedema-cure for making this possible for me.
N.K 35 years old, Thessaloniki, Greece
All my wishes and love always accompany you …… Thank you.
I had my surgery done in 2010 and since then I returned to normal life and I am glad I do not have lymphedema anymore.
NM, 55 years, Cyprus