The Charles procedure: Misquoted and misunderstood since 1950

Gregory Ara Dumanian*, J. William Futrell

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Abstract

At the turn of this century, Sir Havelock published material describing a series of 140 consecutive patients treated successfully for scrotal lymphedema. In a book chapter published a decade later, entitled "Elephantiasis Scroti," Sir Havelock briefly described the treatment of leg lymphedema but did not document a single successful case report. The name of Sir Havelock Charles was absent from the literature until 1950, when Sir Archibald McIndoe attributed the treatment of leg lymphedema with radical excision and skin grafting to Sir Havelock. References to Charles for the treatment of leg lymphedema have pro-liferated since that time.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1258-1263
Number of pages6
JournalPlastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Volume98
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1996

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery

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