Lymphedema

Diagnosis and Treatment

  • Lawrence L. Tretbar
  • Cheryl L. Morgan
  • Byung-Boong Lee
  • Simon J. Simonian
  • Benoit Blondeau

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Lawrence L. Tretbar
    Pages 1-11
  3. Simon J. Simonian, Cheryl L. Morgan, Lawrence L. Tretbar, Benoit Blondeau
    Pages 12-20
  4. Cheryl L. Morgan, B. B. Lee
    Pages 21-30
  5. B. B. Lee
    Pages 31-42
  6. Cheryl L. Morgan
    Pages 43-54
  7. B. B. Lee
    Pages 55-63
  8. Lawrence L. Tretbar
    Pages 64-70
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 71-73

About this book

Introduction

A comprehensive and evidence-based introduction to the sometimes neglected area of lymphology, this book is directed at the interdisciplinary field of health professionals who come into contact with lymphedema, to raise awareness about its diagnosis and treatment.

The book describes the unique anatomy and physiology of the lymphatic system, and the intimate relationship it shares with the venous system. It explores the differential diagnosis of swollen limbs, outlining the common problems which face the health care professional. The necessity of history taking, physical examination and laboratory studies are noted, and treatment methods are described in depth as a combination of medical summary, psychosocial guidance and quality of life concerns.

Featuring many color illustrations and contributions from leading experts in the field, this book is a concise overview to the complex medical problem, outlining improved evaluation techniques and new definitive treatment options.  Lymphedema will appeal to  hospital doctors, trainees and nursing staff, as well as surgeons and physical therapists.  

Keywords

Staging classification diagnosis irradiation therapy lymphedema parasitic swelling

Authors and affiliations

  • Lawrence L. Tretbar
    • 1
  • Cheryl L. Morgan
    • 2
  • Byung-Boong Lee
    • 3
  • Simon J. Simonian
    • 3
  • Benoit Blondeau
    • 4
  1. 1.University of Kansas School of MedicineKansas CityUSA
  2. 2.Adjunct FacultyRockhurst UniversityKansas CityUSA
  3. 3.Georgetown University School of MedicineWashington, DCUSA
  4. 4.School of MedicineUniversity of Missouri-Kansas CityKansas CityUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-84628-793-0
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag London 2008
  • Publisher Name Springer, London
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-1-84628-548-6
  • Online ISBN 978-1-84628-793-0
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