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The Mounting Role of Ultrasound Examination in Lymphedema Evaluation

Published:November 18, 2021DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bjps.2021.11.006
      We have read with great interest the article by Akita et al.
      • Akita S
      • Yoshida K
      • Omura M
      • et al.
      Noninvasive, objective evaluation of lower extremity lymphedema severity using shear wave elastography: A preliminary study.
      recently published in your journal. We thank the authors for having shown that elastography could be used as an ultrasonographic method in the evaluation of lower extremity edema. Using elastography, the authors evaluated the patients they staged according to the amount of dermal reflux in indocyanine green lymphography (at 4 points they determined). They reported that the strongest correlation was detected in the dermal layer and that dermal reflux was strongly correlated with histologically measured dermal thickness.
      • Akita S
      • Yoshida K
      • Omura M
      • et al.
      Noninvasive, objective evaluation of lower extremity lymphedema severity using shear wave elastography: A preliminary study.

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