Department of Surgery, Subdivision of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, China Medical University Hospital, China Medical University, Taichung City, Taiwan. firstname.lastname@example.org
We report our experience in applying the Charles procedure to a female renal allograft recipient for her left lower leglymphedema. This is a rare comorbidity in limb lymphedema victims, and the use of the Charles procedure has not been reported in such an immunocompromised patient. After surgery, infection was well controlled, and there was minimal scar in the affected limb.
Editor's Note: I posted this page for informational purposes only. I am opposed to surgical reduction of lymphedema except in the most severe cases of lymphedema that does NOT respond to other treatment modalities. This "glowing" article does not even touch on all the complications that can/are associated with surgical debulking surgeries.