Textbook of Lymphology for Physicians and Lymphedema Therapists

Textbook of Lymphology for Physicians and Lymphedema Therapists

by Michael Foeldi

ISBN-10: 0972953507

ISBN-13: 9780972953504

Pub. Date: 01/28/2003

Publisher: Klose Training & Consulting, LLC

Dr. Michael Foldi, professor and internationally renowned expert in the field of lymphology -- together with his co-editors and contributing authors -- unlocks the complex world of lymphological science for physicians and lymphedema therapists alike. Through its breadth and depth of information, the authors successfully bridge the gap between the pre-clinical…  See more details below


Dr. Michael Foldi, professor and internationally renowned expert in the field of lymphology -- together with his co-editors and contributing authors -- unlocks the complex world of lymphological science for physicians and lymphedema therapists alike. Through its breadth and depth of information, the authors successfully bridge the gap between the pre-clinical environment and the functions of the clinician/physician or physiotherapist. The clear color layout and 700 impressive illustrations facilitate access to this special field. Based on the successful German textbook, originally published a decade ago and now already in its 5th edition, the English edition has been updated to reflect the latest knowledge in the field of lymphology.

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Table of Contents

Scientific Section
1Anatomy of the Lymphatic System1
1.1Structural Elements of the Lymphatic System: Lymph Vessels2
1.2Lymphatic Tissue--Lymph Nodes--Principles of Lymph Transport34
1.3Lymph Vessels and Regional Lymph Nodes of the Head and Neck40
1.4Lymph Nodes of the Thoracic Cavity; Drainage Areas of the Thoracic Organs61
1.5Lymphatics of the Upper Extremity81
1.6Lymphatic System of the Lower Extremity92
1.7Lymph Vessels and Regional Lymph Nodes of the Trunk107
1.8Lymph Nodes of the Pelvis and the Abdominal Cavity120
1.9Drainage Pathways and Regional Lymph Nodes of the Pelvic and Abdominal Organs134
2Terminal Vascular System (Microcirculation), Interstitial Connective Tissue, Lymph Capillaries and Precollectors167
2.1Introduction, Definition and Overview168
2.2Mural Structure of the Terminal Blood Vessels168
2.3Interstitial Connective Tissue Membrane169
2.4Active Segments of the Lymphatic System Where Lymph Formation Occurs: Lymph Capillaries and Precollectors172
2.5Further Reading176
3Fundamentals of Comparative Lymphology179
3.1Introduction: Phylogenesis, Ontogenesis and Lymphedema180
3.2Lymphostatic Diseases in Animals: Significance and Treatment180
3.3Human Evolution and Susceptibility to Lymphedema181
3.4Evolution of the Lymphatic System: Functional Anatomy182
3.5Further Reading192
4Physiology and Pathophysiology of the Lymphatic System195
4.2Basic Principles of Microcirculation200
4.3Interstitium and Interstitial Fluid202
4.4Sufficiency and Insufficiency of the Lymphatic System219
5Lymphostatic Diseases231
5.3Lymphedema of the Head and Neck; Lymphostatic Encephalopathy and Ophthalmopathy302
5.4Lymphostatic (Protein-Losing) Enteropathy305
5.5Lymphostatic Cardiomyopathy310
5.6Lymphostatic Pneumopathy311
5.7Chylous Reflux311
5.8Hydrocele of the Testis (and Spermatic Cord)317
5.9Further Reading318
6Morphological Changes321
6.1Morphological Changes in Chronic Lymphedema322
6.2Morphology of Lymphatic Changes, Tumors and Tumorous Changes350
7Lymphatic Tissue and Its Vessel Systems371
7.1Morphological Findings and Functional Significance of the Vessel Systems Within Lymph Nodes372
7.2Lymph Conduction Outside the Lymph Nodes385
8Acute Inflammation391
8.2Clinical Manifestations393
8.4Further Reading394
9.1Definition and Symptoms396
9.2Pathophysiology and Pathology397
9.3Complications and Combination with Other Diseases398
9.5Diagnosis and Differential Diagnosis400
10Benign Symmetrical Lipomatosis405
10.4Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Differential Diagnosis406
11Chronic Venous Insufficiency (CVI) and Venous-Lymphostatic Insufficiency409
11.1Physiology: Venous Hemodynamics of the Leg410
11.2Pathophysiology: Venous Hemodynamics in Chronic Venous Insufficiency (CVI)410
11.3Post-Thrombotic Syndrome (PTS): Treatment and Pathophysiologic and Clinical Stages414
11.4Suprafascial CVI418
11.5Diagnosis and Differential Diagnosis of CVI419
11.8Further Reading422
12Generalized Edemas in Women423
12.1Cyclic-Idiopathic/Idiopathic-Orthostatic/Idiopathic Edema Syndromes; Fluid Retention Syndrome424
12.2Physiological Edema During Pregnancy430
12.3Further Reading431
13Radiological Diagnostic Procedures in Edema of the Extremities433
13.1Soft Tissue X-rays434
13.2Cross-Section Imaging438
13.3Radiological Diagnostics Using Contrast Media441
13.4Radiological Diagnostics Using Radioisotopes446
13.5Respective Value of the Imaging Procedures452
13.6Further reading452
14Metastasis of Malignant Tumors455
14.1Paths of Metastasis and Basic Principles of Metastasization456
14.2Tumor Metastases in Lymph Nodes463
16Molecular Lymphology and Genetics of Lymphedema-Angiodysplasia Syndromes471
16.3Introduction and Overview472
16.4Molecular Lymphology, Lymphatic Genomics and Proteomics473
16.6Lymphvascular Phenotyping477
16.7Genetics and The Spectrum of Lymphedema-Angiodysplasia (LE-AD) Syndromes479
16.8Lymphangiogenesis Genes483
16.9Animal Models of Primary Lymphedema-Angiodysplasia Syndromes488
16.10Frontiers of Ignorance in Molecular and Translational Lymphology488
Practical Section
17Practical Instructions for Therapists--Manual Lymph Drainage495
17.1Manual Lymph Drainage (MLD); Technique and Therapeutic Effect496
17.2Contraindications for Manual Lymph Drainage497
17.3General Instructions for MLD Techniques and Sequences497
17.4Treatment of the Cervical Lymph Nodes and Their Tributary Regions498
17.5Treatment of the Axillary Lymph Nodes and Their Tributary Regions502
17.6Treatment of the Lymph Trunks of the Thorax and Abdomen505
17.7Treatment of the Inguinal Lymph Nodes and Their Tributary Regions507
17.8Special Techniques used in MLD510
18Decongestive Kinesiotherapy, Respiratory Therapy, Physiotherapy and Other Physical Therapy Techniques513
18.1Basic Principles514
18.2General Remarks Regarding Decongestive Exercises--Practical Tips516
18.3Functional Rehabilitation of Lymphedema Patients517
18.4Treatment of Malignant Tumors Using Radiation Therapy and Implications for Lymphedema Therapy519
18.5Additional Physical Therapy Techniques for Complex Decongestive Therapy (CDT)525
18.6Further Reading525
19Compression Therapy527
19.1Basic Physical Principles528
19.2Compression Therapy: Mode of Action532
19.3Construction of Compression Bandages and Garments; Selection535
19.4Instructions for Prescribing Compression Stockings545
19.5Taking Measurements for Medical Compression Garments547
19.6About Materials Used for Compression Bandages560
19.7Material Quantities/Order List564
19.8Practical Instructions for Therapists - General Requirements for Compression Bandages564
19.9Compression Bandages: Specific Instructions and Contraindications567
19.10Application of Compression Bandages to the Arm567
19.11Practical Tips for Bandaging the Arms574
19.12Application of Compression Bandages to the Legs576
19.13Practical Tips for Bandaging the Legs581
19.14Instructions for Self-Bandaging587
20Guidelines for the Application of MLD/CDT for Primary and Secondary Lymphedema and Other Selected Pathologies589
20.1When should Complete Decongestive Therapy (CDT) Phase I Be Performed as Inpatient Therapy at a Specialty Clinic for Lymphology?590
20.3Treatment of Secondary Arm, Breast and Trunk Lymphedema604
20.4Treatment of Secondary Leg Lymphedema613
20.5Treatment of Primary Leg Lymphedema622
20.6Treatment of Genital and Lower Abdominal Lymphedema625
20.7Treatment of Lipedema627
20.8Physiotherapy for Chronic Venous-Lymphatic Insufficiencies (CVLI)630
20.9Treatment of Head and Neck Lymphedema633
20.10Cyclic Idiopathic Edema Syndrome (CIES)638
Illustrations Credits691

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