Lymph node transplant in Kenya: a case series of 20 patients
Chronic limb lymphedema is a debilitating condition whose definitive management eludes medical practice to date. Lymph node transplant results in improvement of symptomatology amongst patients with lymphedema non-responsive to nonoperative management. A retrospective audit of all patients who underwent lymph node transplant in Nairobi, Kenya for the period June 2014-June 2017 (three years) was done. We report improvement of symptomatology amongst patients with stage II lymphedema non-responsive to non-operative management. We also highlight surgical considerations taken during the management of these cases.
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