RADICAL EXCISION AND DELAYED RECONSTRUCTION OF A LYMPHEDEMATOUS LEG WITH A 15 YEAR FOLLOW-UP
- GA Dumanian
- JW Futrell
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.
How to Cite:
Dumanian, G. & Futrell, J., (1996) “RADICAL EXCISION AND DELAYED RECONSTRUCTION OF A LYMPHEDEMATOUS LEG WITH A 15 YEAR FOLLOW-UP”, Lymphology 29(1), 20-24.