Dr. Becker describes the two main classes of lymphedema and discusses candidacy for surgery.
Autologous Lymph Node Transfer (ALNT) is becoming increasingly popular, especially in the United States. Dr. Becker highlights the complexity of this technique and the need for well-trained microvascular plastic and reconstructive surgeons.
Dr. Becker describes her technique and some factors involved in determining donor and recipient sites for lymph node transfer surgery.
Many factors determine success rate for Autologous Lymph Node Transfer (ALNT) in patients.
In addition to leading a healthy lifestyle and following instructions provided by the surgeon, lymphatic massage aids in recovery and enhances movement of lymphatic fluid from the affected limb.