Here we report a case of successful fiber optic laser treatment of lymphedema in a swollen arm post mastectomy. At the moment, this procedure has only anecdotal evidence to justify its use, but in our experience is a feasible, minimally invasive day-stay procedure which has been demonstrated to be safe and effective. Further nonhomogeneous case pooling and follow-up would enable guidelines and definite surgical protocols for its use to be implemented.
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Palmieri, Beniamino; Di Cerbo, Alessandro; Rottigni, Valentina; Fistetto, Gregorio; and Iannitti, Tommaso, "The Feasibility of a Fiber Optic Laser Approach to Relieving Lymphedematous Syndrome: A Case Report" (2013). Physiology Faculty Publications. 34.