L’un des principaux risques lors du traitement du lipœdème par liposuccion est d’endommager le réseau lymphatique au niveau des zones traitées. Grace à l’utilisation du FLUOBEAM® et à l’injection du vert d’indocyanine, il est possible de visualiser les vaisseaux lymphatiques afin de les préserver.
Lymphedema is a chronic peripheral swelling caused by a dysfunction of the lymphatic system, leading to discomfort and loss of upper limb movement. Therapies to treat or manage this swelling have limited evidence, partly because of a paucity in objective lymphatic measures. This study explored the role of near-infrared (NIR) imaging in evaluating interventions.
It is proposed that direct mechanical loading can impair dermal lymphatic function, contributing to the causal pathway of pressure ulcers. The present study aims to investigate the effects of loading on human dermal lymphatic vessels. Ten participants were recruited with ages ranging from 24 to 61 years.
Impaired lymph formation and clearance has previously been proposed as a contributory factor in the development of pressure ulcers. The present study has been designed to trial fluorescence lymphangiography for establishing how lymphatic function is altered under a clinically relevant form of mechanical loading.