publication . Article . 2013

Study Regarding the Effectiveness of Manual Lymphatic Drainage in the Case of Patients with Breast Cancer that Present Lymphedema

Alexandru MIOC; Corina PANTEA;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jun 2013 Journal: Timisoara Physical Education and Rehabilitation Journal (issn: 2065-0574, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Mirton Publishing
Abstract
Lymphedema is defined as a persistent increase of tissue volume caused by the blocked or absent lymphatic drainage. The purpose of this study is to analyse the effectiveness of lymphatic drainage in the treatment of lymphedema after a mastectomy, with the aim of reducing the volume of the lymphedema and improving overall symptomatology, as well as providing information regarding the impact of this treatment on quality-of-life and the physical limitations of these patients. With these objectives in mind, a series of articles evaluating the effectiveness of manual lymphatic drainage in the case of patients with breast cancer and lymphedema have been studied. The p...
Subjects
mesheuropmc: hemic and lymphatic diseaseshumanitiesbody regions
free text keywords: volume, effectiveness, GV557-1198.995, Sports, lymphedema, manual lymphatic drainage, breast cancer, Sports medicine, RC1200-1245
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