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Quality of life evaluation and lack of correlation with volumetric results after lymphovenous anastomoses in lymphedema therapy of the lower extremity

Schiltz, Daniel ; Kiermeier, Natalie ; Müller, Karolina ; Diesch, Sophia T. ; Wenzel, Carina ; Biermann, Niklas ; Prantl, Lukas ; Taeger, Christian D.



Abstract

Objective: Chronic primary or secondary lymphedema has huge effects on patients' quality of life (QOL) because of the associated swelling and pain, decreased range of motion, and depression and anxiety and generally requires numerous adaptations. Many studies have shown a positive objective effect of lymphovenous anastomoses (LVAs) on chronic lymphedema. In the present study, we assessed the ...

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