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Title: Potential use of transferred lymph nodes as metastasis detectors after tumor excision
Authors: Fabio Nicoli
Pedro Ciudad
Seong Yoon Lim
Davide Lazzeri
Christopher D’Ambrosia
Kidakorn Kiranantawat
Ram M. Chilgar
Stamatis Sapountzis
Bulent Sacak
Hung Chi Chen
China Medical University Hospital Taichung
Universita degli Studi di Roma Tor Vergata
Villa Salaria Clinic
Mahidol University
Keywords: Medicine
Issue Date: 1-Jan-2015
Citation: Archives of Plastic Surgery. Vol.42, No.4 (2015), 478-483
Abstract: © 2015 The Korean Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons. Due to the fact that it reliably results in positive outcomes, lymph node flap transfer is becoming an increasingly popular surgical procedure for the prevention and treatment of lymphedema. This technique has been shown to stimulate lymphoangiogenesis and restore lymphatic function, as well as decreasing infection rates, minimizing pain, and preventing the recurrence of lymphedema. In this article, we investigate possible additional benefits of lymph node flap transfer, primarily the possibility that sentinel lymph nodes may be used to detect micro-metastasis or in-transit metastasis and may function as an additional lymphatic station after the excision of advanced skin cancer.
ISSN: 22346171
Appears in Collections:Scopus 2011-2015

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