Lymphgefäßsystem und strahlentherapie

Translated title of the contribution: Lymphatic system and radiotherapy

A. Herrmann, P. Helmbold*, A. Becker, V. Stadie, A. Hellmann, C. Weigel, W. C. Marsch, J. Dunst

*Corresponding author for this work
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Radiotherapy alters the lymphatic system in a dose-dependent manner. Lymphedema is the most common side effect of irradiation occurring in 10-44 % of all radiotherapy patients. It has to be distinguished between the transient and chronic form of lymphedema concerning clinic, therapy and outcome. Lymphedema caused by irradiation alone is a rare condition. Mostly, it is a consequence of the combination of surgery and radiotherapy. In contrast to the adverse effects of irradiation, the authors focus on radiotherapy of diseases of the lymphatic vascular system: the palliative therapy of lymphangiosarcoma and the supportive therapy of postoperative prolonged lymphorrhea.

Translated title of the contributionLymphatic system and radiotherapy
Original languageGerman
JournalLymphologie in Forschung und Praxis
Issue number2
Pages (from-to)86-89
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 1999


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