Radical excision and delayed reconstruction of a lymphedematous leg with a 15 year follow-up

G. A. Dumanian*, J. W. Futrell

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Abstract

An adult female patient with primary lymphedema of the lower extremity was treated with total excision of the subcutaneous tissues followed by delayed reconstruction with a giant full thickness skin graft taken from the excised surgical specimen. The leg has maintained excellent function and contour over the ensuing 15 years. A small area on the dorsum of the foot that initially was covered with a split thickness skin graft required subsequent regrafting using abdominal skin. This area developed verrucoid changes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)20-24
Number of pages5
JournalLymphology
Volume29
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 1 1996

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Hematology

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