Heytmanek G, Kubista E.
[Therapy of postoperative lymphedema in breast cancer: lymph drainage]
Geburtshilfe Frauenheilkd 1988 Jun;48(6):433-5

Corresponding to the fact that surgical interventions such as a modified radical
mastectomy with subsequent lymph-adenectomy lead to the clinical symptom of a
lymphoedema in approximately 10% of the cases, a "prophylactic" aid concerning this
postoperative complication seems to be justified. In this study the efficiency of
the manual lymphatic drainage according to Vodder, as well as the use of apparative
methods were tested. The good results obtained by the physical department of our
clinic show that a simple and efficient treatment is absolutely necessary and
should be part of an optimal rehabilitation.