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Towards a Realistic Model of a Lymphatic Network: Improved Methods of Solution of the Equations for Many Lymphangions in Series

[+] Author Affiliations
Christopher D. Bertram, Charles Macaskill

University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia

James E. Moore, Jr.

Imperial College, London, England, UK

Paper No. SBC2013-14434, pp. V01BT25A002; 2 pages
doi:10.1115/SBC2013-14434
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  • ASME 2013 Summer Bioengineering Conference
  • Volume 1B: Extremity; Fluid Mechanics; Gait; Growth, Remodeling, and Repair; Heart Valves; Injury Biomechanics; Mechanotransduction and Sub-Cellular Biophysics; MultiScale Biotransport; Muscle, Tendon and Ligament; Musculoskeletal Devices; Multiscale Mechanics; Thermal Medicine; Ocular Biomechanics; Pediatric Hemodynamics; Pericellular Phenomena; Tissue Mechanics; Biotransport Design and Devices; Spine; Stent Device Hemodynamics; Vascular Solid Mechanics; Student Paper and Design Competitions
  • Sunriver, Oregon, USA, June 26–29, 2013
  • Conference Sponsors: Bioengineering Division
  • ISBN: 978-0-7918-5561-4
  • Copyright © 2013 by ASME

abstract

Lymphedema of the arm is a common complication of surgery involving removal of armpit lymph nodes. It is currently incurable, although it can be palliated by massage. Equivalent situations occur following lymphatic interference elsewhere in the body. In the developing world, lymphedema is also caused by elephantiasis.

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