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Key Topic: Multimodal Evaluation of the Lymphedema Patient

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Multimodal Management of Upper and Lower Extremity Lymphedema

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Comprehensive evaluation of the patient presenting with extremity swelling is essential for accurate diagnosis and treatment. For patients with lymphedema, a detailed history and clinical examination are supported by multiple metrics to correctly support the diagnosis and for staging. Lymphedema may be complicated by a complex interplay with insufficiency of the venous system, in particular when affecting the lower extremity, and specific imaging may be indicated for further evaluation. Measurement of the relative lymphatic fluid/adipose tissue composition is important to guide the optimal sequence of lymphedema treatment. This chapter presents a practical evidence-based approach for the evaluation of the patient with limb swelling.

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Schaverien, M.V., Dayan, J.H. (2022). Key Topic: Multimodal Evaluation of the Lymphedema Patient. In: Schaverien, M.V., Dayan, J.H. (eds) Multimodal Management of Upper and Lower Extremity Lymphedema. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-93039-4_5

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