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Lymphaticovenular anastomosis to prevent cellulitis associated with lymphoedema

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Background: One of the complications of lymphoedema is recurrent cellulitis. The aim was to determine whether lymphaticovenous anastomosis (LVA) was effective at reducing cellulitis in patients with lymphoedema. Methods: This was a retrospective review of patients with arm/leg lymphoedema who underwent LVA. The frequency of cellulitis was compared before and after surgery. The diagnostic criteria for cellulitis were a fever of 38·5°C or higher, and warmth/redness in the affected limb(s). Re...

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Peer reviewed

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10.1002/bjs.9588

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
NDORMS
Role:
Author
ORCID:
0000-0003-2780-7173
Publisher:
Wiley
Journal:
British Journal of Surgery More from this journal
Volume:
101
Issue:
11
Pages:
1391-1396
Publication date:
2014-08-13
Acceptance date:
2014-05-09
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EISSN:
1365-2168
ISSN:
0007-1323
Pmid:
25116167
Language:
English
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pubs:481298
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uuid:214bf86f-b1de-4509-9899-b358c0655603
Local pid:
pubs:481298
Source identifiers:
481298
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2018-05-11

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