Treatment of monstrous elephantiasis.

Lymphlogie in Forschung und Praxis, 1999, Special Edition.
Treatment of monstrous elephantiasis.
F-J Schingale

Intensive inpatient treatment with MLD, bandaging, Lympha Press® and exercise enabled a young patient to resume normal activities.

A young patient with primary lymphedema was bedridden for years due to massive swelling of her legs. Therapy was performed with manual lymph drainage, bandaging, Lympha Press®, and guided exercise in the Lympho-Opt Klinik in Germany. Patient was discharged after six months with a reduction of 81.2 kg (179 lbs).

RESULTS: Combination therapy with MLD, bandaging, exercise and Lympha Press® is effective in treating an extreme case of lymphedema.