Presentation, Diagnosis, and Treatment

  • Arin K. Greene
  • Sumner A. Slavin
  • Håkan Brorson

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Overview of Lymphedema

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Reid A. Maclellan
      Pages 3-7
    3. Geoffrey E. Hespe, Matthew D. Nitti, Babak J. Mehrara
      Pages 9-18
    4. Matthieu J. Schlögel, Pascal Brouillard, Laurence M. Boon, Miikka Vikkula
      Pages 19-31
    5. Arin K. Greene
      Pages 33-44
    6. Arin K. Greene
      Pages 45-50
    7. Arin K. Greene, Sumner A. Slavin, Håkan Brorson
      Pages 51-55
  3. Classification of Lymphedema

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 57-57
    2. Arin K. Greene
      Pages 59-77
    3. Sumner A. Slavin
      Pages 79-95
    4. Arin K. Greene
      Pages 97-104
  4. Diagnosis of Lymphedema

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 105-105
    2. Arin K. Greene
      Pages 107-114
    3. Håkan Brorson, Barbro Svensson, Karin Ohlin
      Pages 115-122
    4. Pradeep Goyal, Gulraiz Chaudry, Ahmad I. Alomari
      Pages 149-155
    5. Pierre Bourgeois
      Pages 157-184
    6. Arin K. Greene
      Pages 185-205
  5. Non-Operative Management of Lymphedema

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 207-207
    2. Arin K. Greene
      Pages 209-211
    3. Karin Ohlin, Barbro Svensson, Håkan Brorson
      Pages 213-225
    4. Stéphane Vignes
      Pages 227-235
    5. Reid A. Maclellan
      Pages 237-240
  6. Operative Management of Lymphedema

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 241-241
    2. Arin K. Greene, Sumner A. Slavin, Håkan Brorson
      Pages 243-246
    3. Ruediger G. H. Baumeister
      Pages 247-254
    4. Jiro Maegawa
      Pages 255-268
    5. Heli Kavola, Sinikka Suominen, Anne Saarikko
      Pages 269-278
    6. Jung-Ju Huang
      Pages 279-288
    7. Neil R. Feins, Sigrid Bairdain
      Pages 301-312
    8. Håkan Brorson, Barbro Svensson, Karin Ohlin
      Pages 313-324
    9. Sumner A. Slavin
      Pages 325-333
    10. Rudy Murillo, Steven J. Fishman
      Pages 335-344
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 345-353

About this book


This volume is a clinically-oriented book that can be used for patient care, teaching, or research. It covers the entire field of lymphedema, including both primary and secondary disease, as well as all diagnostic and treatment modalities. The text begins with a foundation for the condition, including its pathophysiology, epidemiology, and morbidity. Next, the classification of lymphedema is covered which is the template for accurate diagnosis. Clinical, radiological, and differential diagnosis of lymphedema is also reviewed. Finally, conservative and operative management is presented, including both physiologic and excisional procedures.


Lymphedema: Presentation, Diagnosis, and Treatment provides a comprehensive, easy-to-read reference for any health care provider managing a patient with lymphedema. The text is clinically-focused, evidence-based, and practical. The reader, regardless of his/her level of training or specialty, will be able to adequately treat a patient with lymphedema using this resource. To facilitate its use in clinical settings, the book was designed to be portable. In addition, diagnostic and treatment algorithms are included to further simplify the management of these patients. Patient images are presented throughout the text to illustrate the clinical care of lymphedema. All chapters are written by experts in the field, and contain the most current information on the topic.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Arin K. Greene
    • 1
  • Sumner A. Slavin
    • 2
  • Håkan Brorson
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Plastic and Oral SurgeryBoston Children’s HospitalBostonUSA
  2. 2.Division of Plastic SurgeryBeth Israel Deaconess Medical CenterBrooklineUSA
  3. 3.Plastic and Reconstructive SurgerySkåne University HospitalMalmöSweden

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-14492-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-14493-1
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