[Autologous lymph node transfer for lymphedema secondary to breast cancer]

Mengarelli C, Bardach A, Pichon-Riviere A, Augustovski F, García Martí S, Alcaraz A, Ciapponi A
Record ID 32017000300
Authors' recommendations: Very low-quality evidence suggests that lymph node transfer could decrease mastectomy-related upper-extremity lymphedema, although its length of effect is unknown. The procedure has some adverse effects (pain at the site where the lymph-node was removed, lymphocele). The clinical practice guidelines identified as well as the private United States health sponsors consider it a technique still at experimental stage.
Project Status: Completed
Year Published: 2017
URL for published report: www.iecs.org.ar/home-ets/
English language abstract: An English language summary is available
Publication Type: Not Assigned
Country: Argentina
MeSH Terms
  • Breast Neoplasms
  • Humans
  • Lymph Nodes
  • Lymphedema
Organisation Name: Institute for Clinical Effectiveness and Health Policy
Contact Address: Dr. Emilio Ravignani 2024, Buenos Aires - Argentina, C1414 CABA
Contact Name: info@iecs.org.ar
Contact Email: info@iecs.org.ar
Copyright: Institute for Clinical Effectiveness and Health Policy (IECS)
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