Lymphaticovenular anastomosis (LVA) is a super microsurgical procedure that aims to restore lymphatic flow by anastomosing damaged lymphatics to subcutaneous venules. The planning of lymphaticovenular anastomosis LVA is a difficult task for surgeons as it is not easy to observe the lymphatic collectors by the indocyanine green lymphography.
Using a high-frequency transducer from 7.5 to 10 MHz Wireless Color Doppler Linear Ultrasound Scanner L2CD is highly suggested to our lymphologist clients. It is very useful in which the practitioner can plan skin slit more efficiently and provides a decrease in operative exploration time.
Color Doppler Ultrasound allows you to see both lymphatic collectors and venules. When indocyanine green lymphography cannot locate any collector, color Doppler ultrasound will help in its visualization.
Even with the venules, Color Doppler Ultrasound is better than other tools because it gives the exact location of the venules, to set its standard so it can match with the collector and to preoperatively evaluate the absence of blood reflux within the selected venule for the presence of a valve.
Ultrasound-guided detection of lymphatic vessels for lymphedema is performed with high precision and allows easier and more effective LVA surgery.