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South African Journal of Surgery

versão On-line ISSN 2078-5151
versão impressa ISSN 0038-2361

S. Afr. j. surg. vol.57 no.1 Cape Town Mar. 2019

 

PLASTIC SURGERY

 

Lymph node transplant in Kenya: a case series of 20 patients

 

 

AO WamalwaI; FW NangoleII; SO KhaingaIII

IPlastic Surgery Registrar, School of Medicine, University of Nairobi
IIConsultant Plastic Surgeon & Lecturer; Department of Surgery (Plastic), University of Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya
IIIConsultant Plastic Surgeon & Associate Professor; Department of Surgery (Plastic), University of Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya

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SUMMARY

Chronic limb lymphedema is a debilitating condition whose definitive management eludes medical practice to date. Lymph node transplant results in improvement of symptomatology amongst patients with lymphedema non-responsive to non-operative management. A retrospective audit of all patients who underwent lymph node transplant in Nairobi, Kenya for the period June 2014-June 2017 (three years) was done. We report improvement of symptomatology amongst patients with stage II lymphedema non-responsive to non-operative management. We also highlight surgical considerations taken during the management of these cases.


 

 

Erratum

RE: ERRATUM FOR "The first series of laparoscopic radical cystectomies done in South Africa" S Afr J Surg 2018;56(4).

In the article "The first series of laparoscopic radical cystectomies done in South Africa" Cassim F, Sinha S, Jaumdally S, Lazarus J. S Afr J Surg 2018;56(4), an error was picked up after the final version of the manuscript was approved by the Editorial Office and after the journal went to print. The figure below is the correct version that should have accompanied the paper in place of the original Figure 2. The only difference reflected in the new figure below is a marked decrease in Clavian 5 of the classification scale where the level went from 10% and 23% respectively for the laparoscopic and open groups to 6% each. The changes occurred with selection of the right time-frame for the Clavian classification, which should be limited to 30 days post-procedure, while the original Figure was reflecting data for follow-up well past this 30-day window.

Sunil Sinha

(For authors listed in the manuscript)

 

 

Correspondence:
Dr Alex Wamalwa
aleoke@gmail.com

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