Surgical Treatment of Lymphedema

Lymph Node Transplant

Lymph node transplant involves transplanting healthy lymph nodes from an unaffected region of the body (donor site) to an affected area (recipient site) as a vascularized flap.  The goal is to create new pathways for lymphatic fluid to drain from the affected limb.  This procedure is performed as a treatment modality in patients with established lymphedema.

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