Grushina TI, Lev SG.
[Pneumatic compression of the arm in the treatment of postmastectomy edema]
Vopr Onkol 1988;34(3):338-41

The paper discusses the histories and results of examination of 200 cases of
lymphedema of the upper extremity developing after radical surgery for breast
cancer. Forty percent of patients had suffered erysipelas, its frequency being
higher in a group of pronounced edema. The incidence of erysipelas dropped 5.7
times following application of pneumatic compression, suggesting the use of the
procedure for erysipelas by stimulating lymph drainage.