Results of Microsurgical Lymphatic Venous Anastamoses (LVA) Treatment
According to Dr. Campisi et al (2010), more than 1800 patients with peripheral lymphedema have been followed for the last 10 years following microsurgical lymphedema treatment. In particular, microvascular lymphatic venous anastamoses (LVA) was performed and patient improvement after treatment was measured objectively with water volumetry and lymphoscintigraphy. As stated by the patients, 87% said they had improved. By these measurements, volume changes showed a signficant improvement in 83% with an average reduction of 67% of the excess volume. Of those patients followed-up, 85% have been able to discontinue the use of conservative measures with an average follow-up of more than 10 years and average reduction in excess volume of 69%. There was an 87% reduction in the incidence of cellulitis after microsurgery.
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