Main Research Lines
During this period, the most important and innovative Research Areas, in compliance with the goals set by the appointment received from the School of Medicine, were:
- Clinical applications of Lymphatic Surgery and, in particular, the application of Microsurgical techniques as applied to General Surgery.
- Prevention and treatment of general and loco-regional, congenital and acquired lymphatic flow disorders: lymphedema, lymphorrhea, lymphocele, acute lymphangitis, chylipherous vessels, “chylous cyst”, and thoracic duct diseases.
- Coupling Microsurgical Techniques with Laser-CO2, Endovascular-Laser and Endoscopic Microsurgery.
Surgical Case Report
During the period from 1973 to 2013, 2987 surgical cases were reported, with a post-op follow-up of at least 10 years until over 20 years, the majority of them with application of, either derivative and/or reconstructive, Lymphatic Microsurgery techniques.
Fig. 1 – Clinical Outcome: 2987 cases treated by Microsurgical LV Shunts / By-Passes (1973-2013), with a post-op follow-up of at least 10 years until over 20 years.
Fig. 2 – Percentage of edema reduction after microsurgery
Fig. 3 – Stages of Lymphedema treated by microsurgery (1973-2011)