SPECIALIZED CENTER FOR DIAGNOSIS AND LYMPHEDEMA TREATMENT

"CENTRO LINFEDEMA"

"Centro Linfedema" opened in Milan in 2018 in order to set a beacon for all patients suffering from this disabling condition.

BENEFITS OF A SINGLE TREATMENT FACILITY

"Centro Linfedema" is one of the Europe's leading treatment centers for lymphedema-related care, with experts who reach across multiple medical disciplines and utilize best practices to offer the very best personalized therapies in a patient-focused environment.

This multidisciplinary approach enables these specialists to provide convenient access to high-class Internal Medicine Specialist, Plastic Surgeons, Dermatologist, rehabilitation therapists with special accreditation in lymphedema care and post- autologous lymph node transfer procedure (VLNT) treatment, psychological, dietary and nutritional support, MRL imaging (which provides a detailed look at the entire lymphatic system), vascular medicine and much more.

We combine our expertise to deliver targeted and tailored treatment on every patient to offer the most effective lyphedema care.

LYMPHEDEMA: A HIDDEN EPIDEMIC


Lymphedema is a chronic disease characterized by the accumulation of lymphatic fluid in the body, causing swelling. The chronic, progressive accumulation of protein-rich fluid within the interstitium and the fibro-adipose tissue formation exceeds the capacity of the lymphatic system to transport the fluid, leading to skin and tissue changes.
Lymphedema is either primary or secondary in nature:
- Primary lymphedema is caused by alterations (mutations) in genes responsible for the development of the lymphatic vessels or nodes.

- Secondary lymphedema results from insult, injury, or obstruction to the lymphatic system, primarily due to filariasis (90 million patients), damage to the lymphatic system caused by malignancy, surgery, trauma, infection or radiation therapy (10 million patients) leading to obstruction or disruption of the system.
Limbs are mostly affected, significantly affecting patients' quality of life.


LYMPHATIC MRI

Lymphatic MRI, which totally replaced the obsolete lymphangiographic evaluations, can be used to diagnose lymphatic system anatomy and pathology, which can be used for diagnostic purposes or for pre- procedural planning.

LYMOHEDEMA SURGERY: LYMPHONOD TRANSPLANTATION (ALNT or VLNT)

Vascularized lymph node transfer (VLNT) surgery is a breakthrough in the treatment of lymphedema. This technique aims to replace lost lymph nodes with healthy ones.
VLNT can tremendously improve drainage of lymph from an affected area and decrease the need for compression garment use and lymphedema therapy.

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WHERE TO FIND US

CENTRO LINFEDEMA

Via Quadronno 29

Milano

20122

Italia

Opening hours

Monday - Friday 8.30 - 18.00

Saturday 8.30 - 13.00