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Indocyanine Green Demonstrating Positive Anatomical Changes 1 Year After Initiation of Conservative Therapy for Lymphedema: A Case Report

Indocyanine Green Demonstrating Positive Anatomical Changes 1 Year After Initiation of... CASE R EPORT Indocyanine Green Demonstrating Positive Anatomical Changes 1 Year After Initiation of Conservative Therapy for Lymphedema: A Case Report 1 2 3 Amy Little, DPT, WCS, CLT ; Mindy Bowen, BSN, RN, CAPA, RN-BC ; Wei F. Chen, MD, FACS Departments of Rehabilitation Therapies and Plastics and Reconstructive Surgery, University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics, Iowa City, IA; Departments of Rehabilitation Therapies and Plastics and Reconstructive Surgery, University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics, Iowa City, IA; and Departments of Rehabilitation Therapies and Plastics and Reconstructive Surgery, University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics, Iowa City, IA Introduction: Lymphedema is the abnormal accumulation of protein-rich fluid due to a damaged or insuffi- cient lymphatic system. Lymphatic vessels can be mapped using indocyanine green (ICG). The purpose of this case report is to demonstrate anatomical changes after 1 year of conservative care as demonstrated through ICG for the first time to the authors’ knowledge. Case Description: The patient was a 53-year-old woman who reported a 7-year history of left lower extremity swelling. She completed a short course of physical therapy elsewhere and wore a thigh-high compression garment of 20 to 30 mm Hg. She noted worsening of swelling over time http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Rehabilitation Oncology Wolters Kluwer Health

Indocyanine Green Demonstrating Positive Anatomical Changes 1 Year After Initiation of Conservative Therapy for Lymphedema: A Case Report

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Wolters Kluwer Health
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2168-3808
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2381-2427
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10.1097/01.REO.0000000000000099
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CASE R EPORT Indocyanine Green Demonstrating Positive Anatomical Changes 1 Year After Initiation of Conservative Therapy for Lymphedema: A Case Report 1 2 3 Amy Little, DPT, WCS, CLT ; Mindy Bowen, BSN, RN, CAPA, RN-BC ; Wei F. Chen, MD, FACS Departments of Rehabilitation Therapies and Plastics and Reconstructive Surgery, University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics, Iowa City, IA; Departments of Rehabilitation Therapies and Plastics and Reconstructive Surgery, University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics, Iowa City, IA; and Departments of Rehabilitation Therapies and Plastics and Reconstructive Surgery, University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics, Iowa City, IA Introduction: Lymphedema is the abnormal accumulation of protein-rich fluid due to a damaged or insuffi- cient lymphatic system. Lymphatic vessels can be mapped using indocyanine green (ICG). The purpose of this case report is to demonstrate anatomical changes after 1 year of conservative care as demonstrated through ICG for the first time to the authors’ knowledge. Case Description: The patient was a 53-year-old woman who reported a 7-year history of left lower extremity swelling. She completed a short course of physical therapy elsewhere and wore a thigh-high compression garment of 20 to 30 mm Hg. She noted worsening of swelling over time

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Rehabilitation OncologyWolters Kluwer Health

Published: Jan 1, 2018

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