Lymphoscintigraphic Appraisal of the Lower Limbs After Liposuction

Lymphoscintigraphic Appraisal of the Lower Limbs After Liposuction

Author Haddad Filho, Douglas Google Scholar
Kafejian-Haddad, Andrea P. Google Scholar
Alonso, Nivaldo Google Scholar
Perez, Maria del Carmen J. Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Castiglione, Mario Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Fukutaki, Marina F. Google Scholar
Anger, Moris Google Scholar
Institution Univ Santo Amaro
ABC Med School
Universidade de São Paulo (USP)
Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
Hosp Brigadeiro
Abstract BACKGROUND: the trauma resulting from liposuction damages the subcutaneous cellular tissue and sub sequently the lymphatic structures. in turn, this damage can reduce lymphatic drainage, which may or may not appear clinically as some degree of edema.OBJECTIVE: It is possible to evaluate the function of the lymphatic system using lymphoscintigraphy. We conducted a study to evaluate the lymphatic system using this technique both before and after liposuction of the lower limbs.METHODS: the study included seven women ranging from 18 to 42 years of age, all of whom were diagnosed with lipodystrophy solely in the lateral and medial regions of the upper third of the thighs. This study was conducted in three stages: preoperative lymphoscintigraphy, liposuction, and postoperative lymphoscintigraphy three months postoperatively. the Wilcoxon signed-rank test was used for the statistical analysis of the results.RESULTS: A comparison of values for the average time of the radiopharmaceutical acquisition curve and clearance in the areas of lymphoscintigraphic interest both before and three months after liposuction did not reveal significant results.CONCLUSIONS: A comparison of preoperative and postoperative lymphoscintigraphic findings showed no significant damage to the lymphatic system associated with liposuction of the lower limbs. (Aesthet Surg J;29:396-399.)
Language English
Date 2009-09-01
Published in Aesthetic Surgery Journal. Thousand Oaks: Sage Publications Inc, v. 29, n. 5, p. 396-399, 2009.
ISSN 1090-820X (Sherpa/Romeo, impact factor)
Publisher Sage Publications Inc
Extent 396-399
Access rights Closed access
Type Article
Web of Science ID WOS:000208140300009

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