[Secondary lymphedema--the importance of a multidisciplinary team approach].

Eitan Heldenberg*, Arie Bass

*Corresponding author for this work

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Secondary lymphedema is the most common type of lymphedema. Malignancy, mainly breast carcinoma, is the main cause of upper extremity lymphedema, while groin dissection, irradiation and trauma are the cause of lower extremity lymphedema. Early recognition of the pathology followed by early referral to a vascular surgeon, leading a multidisciplinary team, who takes care of those patients, can prevent a miserable Life from these patients. Lifelong commitment of the patients, prolonged financial support of the health insurance supplier, as well as team work of the group taking care of the patient, is the only way to help these patients.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)152-153, 183
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 2013


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