A case of apronectomy for treatment of massive abdominal lymphoedema

A case of apronectomy for treatment of massive abdominal lymphoedema Lymphoedema of the abdomen is a very rare and debilitating condition. It is usually associated with morbid obesity, and although it can be a life-threatening condition, surgery is not usually offered because it is considered to be high risk. We present a case of morbid obesity and abdominal lymphoedema that was treated with a debulking apronectomy (25.4 kg reduction). We highlight the pre-operative, intra-operative and post-operative problems of this patient group. Massive apronectomy for abdominal lymphoedema can be safely performed in controlled circumstances. Although recovery is prolonged, the impact on the patient's quality of life is immense. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png European Journal of Plastic Surgery Springer Journals

A case of apronectomy for treatment of massive abdominal lymphoedema

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