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Vol 6, No 2 (2007)
Case reports
Published online: 2007-09-07
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Implementation of modified manual lymphoedema treatment - complex physical therapy (MLT-CPT) in terminally ill patient

Anna Pyszora, Michał Graczyk, Małgorzata Krajnik, Janusz Doś
Advances in Palliative Medicine 2007;6(2):93-95.

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Vol 6, No 2 (2007)
Case reports
Published online: 2007-09-07

Abstract

Lymphoedema is a common symptom of advanced cancer, which may significantly decrease the patient’s quality of life. The aim of lymphoedema treatment is to reduce swelling, prevent recurrent pooling of fluid and make the patient feel more comfortable. Lymphoedema is managed using a combination of physiotherapeutic strategies including skin care, exercise, manual lymphatic drainage, massage and support or compression therapy.
In this article we present a case of advanced cervical cancer patient, whose painful tension of the skin due to lymphodema was successfully reduced by multi-layer bandaging and limbs elevation.

Abstract

Lymphoedema is a common symptom of advanced cancer, which may significantly decrease the patient’s quality of life. The aim of lymphoedema treatment is to reduce swelling, prevent recurrent pooling of fluid and make the patient feel more comfortable. Lymphoedema is managed using a combination of physiotherapeutic strategies including skin care, exercise, manual lymphatic drainage, massage and support or compression therapy.
In this article we present a case of advanced cervical cancer patient, whose painful tension of the skin due to lymphodema was successfully reduced by multi-layer bandaging and limbs elevation.
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Keywords

lymphoedema; palliative care

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Title

Implementation of modified manual lymphoedema treatment - complex physical therapy (MLT-CPT) in terminally ill patient

Journal

Advances in Palliative Medicine

Issue

Vol 6, No 2 (2007)

Pages

93-95

Published online

2007-09-07

Bibliographic record

Advances in Palliative Medicine 2007;6(2):93-95.

Keywords

lymphoedema
palliative care

Authors

Anna Pyszora
Michał Graczyk
Małgorzata Krajnik
Janusz Doś

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