• Effect of venous reflux on the surgical result of lymphaticovenous anastomosis

    One year ago - By Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery

    Lymphaticovenous anastomosis is one of the surgical options for lymphedema1-3. Occasionally, reflux of blood may occur from the vein into the lymphatic vessel. In instances of large venous reflux, patients develop ecchymosis without pain or a local increase in temperature in the area drained by the lymphatic vessel, which usually disappears within a few weeks. A few reports have emphasized the importance of preventing venous reflux in patients undergoing LVA4. However, clinical experience shows that intraoperative venous reflux or postoperative ecchymosis does not usually lead to...
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