The feasibility of a fiber optic laser approach to relieving lymphedematous syndrome: a case report

Palmieri, Beniamino; Di Cerbo, Alessandro; Rottigni, Valentina; Fistetto, Gregorio; Iannitti, Tommaso
February 2013
OncoTargets & Therapy;2013, Vol. 6, p85
Academic Journal
Here we report a case of successful fiber optic laser treatment of lymphedema in a swollen arm post mastectomy. At the moment, this procedure has only anecdotal evidence to justify its use, but in our experience is a feasible, minimally invasive day-stay procedure which has been demonstrated to be safe and effective. Further nonhomogeneous case pooling and follow-up would enable guidelines and definite surgical protocols for its use to be implemented.


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