Lymphaticovenous Anastomoses for Lymphedema Complicated by Severe Lymphorrhea Following Resection of Soft-Tissue Sarcomas of the Adductor Compartment: A Report of Two Cases

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Abstract

Case:

Lymphedema and lymphorrhea are major causes of wound complications after the resection of soft-tissue sarcomas in the adductor compartment of the thigh. We report 2 cases of successful treatment of lymphedema and lymphorrhea, which had been refractory to nonoperative treatment, with use of lymphaticovenous anastomosis (LVA) and intraoperative indocyanine green lymphography after the resection of a sarcoma in the adductor compartment.

Conclusion:

These 2 cases highlight that LVA can be a useful and minimally invasive alternative to myocutaneous flaps for the treatment of wound complications caused by lymphedema and lymphorrhea after surgery for soft-tissue sarcomas in the adductor compartment of the thigh.

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