Liposuction for Lymphedema


( Last Updated : July 22, 2022)
Project Line:
Reference List
Project Sub Line:
Summary of Abstracts
Project Number:
RB1625-000

Details


Question

  1. What is the clinical effectiveness of liposuction compared to no treatment for the management of lymphedema?
  2. What is the clinical effectiveness of liposuction compared to alternative treatments for the management of lymphedema?
  3. What are the evidence-based guidelines regarding the use of liposuction for the management of lymphedema?

Key Message

One randomized controlled trial was identified regarding the clinical effectiveness of liposuction compared to no treatment for the management of lymphedema.

Two systematic reviews and 1 non-randomized study were identified regarding the clinical effectiveness of liposuction compared to alternative treatments for the management of lymphedema.

Two evidence-based guidelines were identified regarding the use of liposuction for the management of lymphedema.