International Society of Lymphology. (2009). The diagnosis and treatment of peripheral lymphedema. 2009 Concensus Document of the International Society of Lymphology. Lymphology, 42(2), 51–60. Retrieved from http://www.u.arizona.edu/~witte/contents/2009.42.2.concensus.pdf
To review the evidence regarding evaluation and management of patients with peripheral lymphedema
This International Society of Lymphology (ISL) Consensus Document is the current revision of the 1995 Document for the evaluation and management of peripheral lymphedema. It is based on modifications that were
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The consensus included the following components.
The following Research Agenda has been proposed.
Lymphedema may be simple or complex but should not be neglected. Accurate diagnosis and effective therapy is now available, and lymphology itself is now recognized as an important specialty in which clinicians are carefully trained in the intricacies of the lymphatic system, lymph circulation, and related disorders. The emerging era of molecular lymphology should result in improved understanding, evaluation, and treatment in clinical lymphology. Limited evidence exists regarding treatment. Basic recommendations are meticulous skin hygiene and care and range of motion exercise with compression. This document provides extensive information on the state of knowledge and areas for future research in lymphedema prevention and management.