Lymph Node Transfer is a medical illustration that shows the surgical procedure of a lymph node transfer to patients suffering with lymphedema following breast cancer. Lymphedema is swelling that occurs follwing the removal of lymph nodes during treatment of cancer. Lymph fluid is unable to drain and causes the limb to swell. By transferring healthy lymph nodes from the groin to the axilla, the lymph fluid is able to drain and several months following surgery the swelling will decrease.
Illustration created by: Courtney Arden White