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New Technique of Drainage of the Subcutaneous Tissue of the Limbs with Nylon Net for Treatment of Lymphedema

  • Mario Degni

Abstract

The Handley technique of subcutaneous tissue drainage with threads, especially silk, has been extensively criticized. Our technique was conceived for a more extensive lymph drainage of the whole or part of a limb (according to the location of the edema). Multinylon thread No. 0 is utilized and triamcinolone acetonide administered postoperatively for a month or longer to avoid active fibroblast reproduction and formation of a cylinder of fibroblasts separating the thread from the interstitial fluid. The latter complication is one of the worst problems with the Handley procedure.

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Subcutaneous Tissue Triamcinolone Acetonide Plastic Ring Cutaneous Incision Spiral Thread 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1977

Authors and Affiliations

  • Mario Degni
    • 1
  1. 1.São PauloBrazil

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