Dr. Michael Földi, 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. This clear and comprehensive textbook provides systematic, detailed information on: • the anatomy and physiology of the lymphatic system • the causes, diagnosis, treatment and prognosis of all lymphological conditions, from a physician’s perspective • the theory and practice of Complete Decongestive Therapy (CDT): how it is performed, how it works, and when it is appropriate New features of the 2nd edition include: • a fully revised chapter on anatomy, with an emphasis on lymphology • updated and expanded information in all other chapters • 150 new figures and tables 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 more than 800 impressive illustrations facilitate access to this special field.
- Provides a detailed presentation of the anatomy and physiology of the lymphatic system.
- Explores the causes, diagnoses, therapies and prognoses of all lymphological conditions from a physician's perspective.
- Includes a well-founded and practical discussion on the techniques, effects and implementation of Complete Decongestive Therapy (CDT).
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Anatomy of the Lymphatic System
Chapter 2: Terminal Vascular System (Microcirculation), Interstitial Connective Tissue, Lymph Capillaries and Precollectors
Chapter 3: Fundamentals of Comparative Lymphology
Chapter 4: Physiology and Pathophysiology of the Lymphatic System
Chapter 5: Lymphostatic Diseases
Chapter 6: Morphological Changes
Chapter 7: Lymphatic Tissue and its Vessel Systems
Chapter 8: Acute Inflammation
Chapter 9: Lipedema
Chapter 10: Benign Symmetrical Lipomatosis
Chapter 11: Chronic Venous Insufficiency (CVI) and Venous-Lymphostatic Insufficiency
Chapter 12: Generalized Edemas in Women
Chapter 13: Radiological Diagnostic Procedures in Edema of the Extremities
Chapter 14: Metastasis of Malignant Tumor
Chapter 15: Angiodysplasia
Chapter 16: Molecular Lymphology and Genetics of Lymphedema-Angiodysplasia Syndromes
Chapter 17: Practical Instructions for Therapists – Manual Lymph Drainage
Chapter 18: Decongestive Kinesiotherapy, Respiratory Therapy, Physiotherapy and Other Physical Therapy Techniques
Chapter 19: Compression Therapy
Chapter 20: Guidelines for the Application of MLD / CDT for Primary and Secondary Lymphedema and Other Selected Pathologies
By Michael Foeldi, MD, Clinic for Lymphology, Hinterzarten, Germany