TREATMENT OF SECONDARY LYM PHEDEMA OF THE UPPER LIMB WITH CYCLO 3 FORT
- RV Cluzan
- A Alliot
- S Ghabboun
- M Pascot
Fifty seven patients with secondary lymphedema of the upper limb after previous treatment for breast cancer were treated for 3 months with an extract of Ruscus + Hesperidin Methyl Chalcone (CYCLO 3 FORT) or placebo according to a double-blind protocol in the context of a controlled clinical trial. All patients also underwent manual lymphatic drainage twice a week for at least one month. With CYCLO 3 FORT, the reduction in volume of arm edema, the main assessment criteria, was 12.9% after 3 months of treatment as compared with a placebo (p=0.009). Decreased edema tended to be more marked in the forearm compared with the upper arm where excess fat deposition seemed to dominate over excess fluid accumulation.
CYCLO 3 FORT was well tolerated with minimal adverse reaction.
How to Cite:
Cluzan, R. & Alliot, A. & Ghabboun, S. & Pascot, M., (1996) “TREATMENT OF SECONDARY LYM PHEDEMA OF THE UPPER LIMB WITH CYCLO 3 FORT”, Lymphology 29(1), 29-35.