We invite you to take part in the TRAINING COURSE IN LYMPHATIC MICROSURGERY (Diagnostics, indications, treatment options, postoperative care and practical training) which will be held on the 29'th - 30'st of October, 2018.
The course is available for residents and specialists in plastic surgery (worldwide) to learn or further refine their skills in lymphatic microsurgery.
Development of a training course in lymphatic reconstructive microsurgery as integrative part of the Reconstructive Microsurgery European School (RMES). Lymphedema is a chronic debilitating disease affecting actually about 140 million people world-wide.
Induced either by surgical removal of lymph nodes (e.g. secondary to cancer invasion) or presenting as inherited disease (e.g. primary lymphedema) in both upper and lower extremity, this disease is characterised by progressive lymph stasis which in turn leads to adipose hypertrophy and fibrosis of the subcutaneous tissues. In the advanced stages, can induce life-threatening conditions, exposing the patients to serious complications which untreated can even lead to limb loss.