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Dr. Cheng’s Publications in Lymphedema Microsurgery -- SCI paper: 46

  1. Vascularized groin lymph node transfer using the wrist as a recipient site for management of postmastectomy upper extremity lymphedema.
    Lin CH, Ali R, Chen SC, Wallace C, Chang YC, Chen HC, Cheng MH.
    Plast Reconstr Surg. 2009 Apr;123(4):1265-75. doi: 10.1097/PRS.0b013e31819e6529.
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19337095
  2. A novel approach to the treatment of lower extremity lymphedema by transferring a vascularized submental lymph node flap to the ankle.
    Cheng MH, Huang JJ, Nguyen DH, Saint-Cyr M, Zenn MR, Tan BK, Lee CL.
    Gynecol Oncol. 2012 Jul;126(1):93-8. doi: 10.1016/j.ygyno.2012.04.017. Epub 2012 Apr 17.
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22516659
  3. Vascularized groin lymph node flap transfer for postmastectomy upper limb lymphedema: flap anatomy, recipient sites, and outcomes..
    Cheng MH, Chen SC, Henry SL, Tan BK, Lin MC, Huang JJ.
    Plast Reconstr Surg. 2013 Jun;131(6):1286-98. doi:10.1097/PRS.0b013e31828bd3b3
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23714790
  4. Preplanning Vascularized Lymph Node Transfer with Duplex Ultrasonography: An Evaluation of 3 Donor Sites.
    Patel KM, Chu SY, Huang JJ, Wu CW, Lin CY, Cheng MH.
    Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open. 2014 Sep 8;2(8):e193. doi: 10.1097/GOX.0000000000000105. eCollection 2014 Aug.
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25426376
  5. The use of magnetic resonance angiography in vascularized groin lymph node transfer: an anatomic study.
    Dayan JH, Dayan E, Kagen A, Cheng MH, Sultan M, Samson W, Smith ML.
    J Reconstr Microsurg. 2014 Jan;30(1):41-5. doi: 10.1055/s-0033-1351668. Epub 2013 Sep 9.
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24019175
  6. The mechanism of vascularized lymph node transfer for lymphedema: natural lymphaticovenous drainage.
    Cheng MH, Huang JJ, Wu CW, Yang CY, Lin CY, Henry SL, Kolios L.
    Plast Reconstr Surg. 2014 Feb;133(2):192e-8e. doi: 10.1097/01.prs.0000437257.78327.5b.
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24469190
  7. Developing a Lower Limb Lymphedema Animal Model with Combined Lymphadenectomy and Low-dose Radiation.
    Yang CY, Nguyen DH, Wu CW, Fang YH, Chao KT, Patel KM, Cheng MH.
    Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open. 2014 Apr 7;2(3):e121. doi: 10.1097/GOX.0000000000000064.eCollection 2014 Mar.
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25289315
  8. Vascularized lymph node flap transfer and lymphovenous anastomosis for klippel-trenaunay syndrome with congenital lymphedema.
    Qiu SS, Chen HY, Cheng MH.
    Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open. 2014 Jul 9;2(6):e167. doi: 10.1097/GOX.0000000000000099. eCollection 2014 Jun.
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25289360
  9. From theory to evidence: long-term evaluation of the mechanism of action and flap integration of distal vascularized lymph node transfers.
    Patel KM, Lin CY, Cheng MH.
    J Reconstr Microsurg. 2015 Jan;31(1):26-30. doi: 10.1055/s-0034-1381957. Epub 2014 Aug 19.
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25137504
  10. Quantity of lymph nodes correlates with improvement in lymphatic drainage in treatment of hind limb lymphedema with lymph node flap transfer in rats.
    Nguyen DH, Chou PY, Hsieh YH, Momeni A, Fang YH, Patel KM, Yang CY, Cheng MH.
    Microsurgery. 2016 Mar;36(3):239-45. doi: 10.1002/micr.22388. Epub 2015 Feb 25.
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25715830
  11. Simultaneous Bilateral Submental Lymph Node Flaps for Lower Limb Lymphedema Post Leg Charles Procedure.
    Ito R, Lin MC, Cheng MH.
    Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open. 2015 Sep 15;3(9):e513. doi: 10.1097/GOX.0000000000000489. eCollection 2015 Sep.
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26495226
  12. Successful treatment of early-stage lower extremity lymphedema with side-to-end lymphovenous anastomosis with indocyanine green lymphography assisted.
    Ito R, Wu CT, Lin MC, Cheng MH.
    Microsurgery. 2016 May;36(4):310-5. doi: 10.1002/micr.30010. Epub 2015 Dec 15.
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26666982
  13. Lymphedema surgery: Patient selection and an overview of surgical techniques.
    Allen RJ Jr, Cheng MH.
    J Surg Oncol. 2016 Jun;113(8):923-31. doi: 10.1002/jso.24170. Epub 2016 Feb 5. Review.
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26846615
  14. Surgical anatomy of the vascularized submental lymph node flap: Anatomic study of correlation of submental artery perforators and quantity of submental lymph node.
    Tzou CH, Meng S, Ines T, Reissig L, Pichler U, Steinbacher J, Pona I, Roka-Palkovits J, Rath T, Weninger WJ, Cheng MH.
    J Surg Oncol. 2017 Jan;115(1):54-59. doi: 10.1002/jso.24336. Epub 2016 Jun 23.
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27338566
  15. The 5th world symposium for lymphedema surgery-Recent updates in lymphedema surgery and setting up of a global knowledge exchange platform.
    Loh CY, Wu JC, Nguyen A, Dayan J, Smith M, Masia J, Chang D, Koshima I, Cheng MH.
    J Surg Oncol. 2017 Jan;115(1):6-12. doi: 10.1002/jso.24341. Epub 2016 Jun 28. Review.
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27353481
  16. The surgical anatomy of the supraclavicular lymph node flap: A basis for the free vascularized lymph node transfer.
    Steinbacher J, Tinhofer IE, Meng S, Reissig LF, Placheta E, Roka-Palkovits J, Rath T, Cheng MH, Weninger WJ, Tzou CH.
    J Surg Oncol. 2017 Jan;115(1):60-62. doi: 10.1002/jso.24346. Epub 2016 Jun 28.
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27353521
  17. The 5th World Symposium for Lymphedema Surgery.
    Cheng MH, Koshima I, Chang DW, Masia J.
    J Surg Oncol. 2017 Jan;115(1):5. doi: 10.1002/jso.24383. Epub 2016 Jul 29. No abstract available.
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27473624
  18. Platysma-sparing vascularized submental lymph node flap transfer for extremity lymphedema.
    Poccia I, Lin CY, Cheng MH.
    J Surg Oncol. 2017 Jan;115(1):48-53. doi: 10.1002/jso.24350. Epub 2017 Jan 6.
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28058777
  19. A prospective clinical assessment of anatomic variability of the submental vascularized lymph node flap.
    Cheng MH, Lin CY, Patel KM.
    J Surg Oncol. 2017 Jan;115(1):43-47. doi: 10.1002/jso.24487. Epub 2017 Jan 13.
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28083889
  20. Greater Omental Lymph Node Flap for Upper Limb Lymphedema with Lymph Nodes-depleted Patient.
    Chu YY, Allen RJ Jr, Wu TJ, Cheng MH.
    Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open. 2017 Apr 25;5(4):e1288. doi: 10.1097/GOX.0000000000001288. eCollection 2017 Apr.
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28507857
  21. The surgical anatomy of the vascularized lateral thoracic artery lymph node flap-A cadaver study.
    Tinhofer IE, Meng S, Steinbacher J, Roka-Palkovits J, Györi E, Reissig LF, Cheng MH, Weninger WJ, Tzou CH.
    J Surg Oncol. 2017 Dec;116(8):1062-1068. doi: 10.1002/jso.24783. Epub 2017 Aug 7.
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28782246
  22. Visualization of Skin Perfusion by Indocyanine Green Fluorescence Angiography-A Feasibility Study.
    Steinbacher J, Yoshimatsu H, Meng S, Hamscha UM, Chan CS, Weninger WJ, Wu CT, Cheng MH, Tzou CH.
    Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open. 2017 Sep 25;5(9):e1455. doi: 10.1097/GOX.0000000000001455. eCollection 2017 Sep.
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29062637
  23. Vascularized lymph node transfer for treatment of extremity lymphedema: An overview of current controversies regarding donor sites, recipient sites and outcomes.
    Pappalardo M, Patel K, Cheng MH.
    J Surg Oncol. 2018 Jun;117(7):1420-1431. doi: 10.1002/jso.25034. Epub 2018 Mar 24. Review.
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29572824
  24. Vascularized Lymph Node Transfer for Lymphedema.
    Schaverien MV, Badash I, Patel KM, Selber JC, Cheng MH.
    Semin Plast Surg. 2018 Feb;32(1):28-35. doi: 10.1055/s-0038-1632401. Epub 2018 Apr 9.Review.
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29636651
  25. Accurate Prediction of Submental Lymph Nodes Using Magnetic Resonance Imaging for Lymphedema Surgery.
    Asuncion MO, Chu SY, Huang YL, Lin CY, Cheng MH.
    Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open. 2018 Mar 23;6(3):e1691. doi: 10.1097/GOX.0000000000001691. eCollection 2018 Mar.
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29707451
  26. Critical Ischemia Time, Perfusion and Drainage Function of Vascularized Lymph Nodes.
    Yang CY, Ho OA, Cheng MH, Hsiao HY.
    Plast Reconstr Surg. 2018 Jun 12. doi: 10.1097/PRS.0000000000004673. [Epub ahead of print]
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29927833
  27. Correlation between Quantity of Transferred Lymph Nodes and Outcome in Vascularized Submental Lymph Node Flap Transfer for Lower Limb Lymphedema.
    Gustafsson J, Chu SY, Chan WH, Cheng MH.
    Plast Reconstr Surg. 2018 Jul 10. doi: 10.1097/PRS.0000000000004793. [Epub ahead of print]
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30020232
  28. Acoustic Radiation Force Impulse Elastography: Tissue Stiffness Measurement in Limb Lymphedema.
    Chan WH, Huang YL, Lin C, Lin CY, Cheng MH, Chu SY.
    Radiology. 2018 Aug 14:172869. doi: 10.1148/radiol.2018172869. [Epub ahead of print]
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30106341
  29. Lymph node transplantation for the treatment of lymphedema.
    Gould DJ, Mehrara BJ, Neligan P, Cheng MH, Patel KM.
    J Surg Oncol. 2018 Aug 21. doi: 10.1002/jso.25180. [Epub ahead of print] Review.
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30129675
  30. Effectiveness of Vascularized Lymph Node Transfer for Extremity Lymphedema Using Volumetric and Circumferential Differences
    Ho, Olivia, Chu Sung-Yu, Huang Yen-Ling, Chen Wen-Hui, Lin Chia-Yu, Cheng Ming-Huei.
    Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery – Global Open: 2019 Feb, 7(2): e2003
    https://journals.lww.com/prsgo/Fulltext/2019/02000/Effectiveness_of_Vascularized_Lymph_Node_Transfer.13.aspx
  31. Lymphedema and concomitant venous comorbidity in the extremity: Comprehensive evaluation, management strategy, and outcomes.
    Sachanandani N S, Chu SY, Ho O A., Cheong CF, Lin CY, Cheng MH*.
    J Surg Oncol. 2018 Nov;118(6):941-952. doi: 10.1002/jso.25237.
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=Lymphedema+and+concomitant+venous+comorbidity+in+the+extremity%3A+Comprehensive+evaluation%2C+management+strategy%2C+and+outcomes
  32. Outcomes of Vascularized Lymph Node Transfer and Lymphovenous Anastomosis for Treatmentof Primary Lymphedema.
    Cheng MH, Loh CYY, Lin CY.
    Plats Reconstr Surg Glob Open. 2018 Dec 20;6(12):e2056.
    https://journals.lww.com/prsgo/Fulltext/2018/12000/Outcomes_of_Vascularized_Lymph_Node_Transfer_and.15.aspx
  33. Comparisons of Submental and Groin Vascularized Lymph Node Flaps Transfer for BreastCancer-Related Lymphedema.
    Ho OA, Lin CY, Pappalardo M, Cheng MH.
    Plats Reconstr Surg Glob Open. 2018 Dec 13;6(12):e1923.
    https://journals.lww.com/prsgo/Fulltext/2018/12000/Comparisons_of_Submental_and_Groin_Vascularized.13.aspx
  34. A Prospective Evaluation of Lymphedema-Specific Quality-of-Life Outcomes Following Vascularized Lymph Node Transfer.
    Patel KM, Lin CY, Cheng MH.
    Ann Surg Oncol. 2015 Jul;22(7):2424-30. doi: 10.1245/s10434-014-4276-3. Epub 2014 Dec 17.
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25515196
  35. Proposed pathway and mechanism of vascularized lymph node flaps.
    Ito R, Zelken J, Yang CY, Lin CY, Cheng MH.
    Gynecol Oncol. 2016 Apr;141(1):182-8. doi: 10.1016/j.ygyno.2016.01.007. Epub 2016 Jan 7.
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26773469
  36. Outcomes of Lymphedema Microsurgery for Breast Cancer-related Lymphedema With or Without Microvascular Breast Reconstruction.
    Engel H, Lin CY, Huang JJ, Cheng MH.
    Ann Surg. 2017 Jun 7. doi: 10.1097/SLA.0000000000002322. [Epub ahead of print]
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28594742
  37. Validity of the Novel Taiwan Lymphoscintigraphy Staging and Correlation of Cheng LymphedemaGrading for Unilateral Extremity Lymphedema.
    Cheng MH, Pappalardo M, Lin C, Kuo CF, Lin CY, Chung KC.
    Ann Surg. 2018 Sep;268(3):513-525. doi: 10.1097/SLA.0000000000002917.
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30004927
  38. Dorsal Wrist Placement for Vascularized Submental Lymph Node Transfer Significantly Improves Breast Cancer–Related Lymphedema.
    Hattan A, Fries Charles Anton, BChir, FRCS, Cheng Ming-Huei.
    Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery – Global Open: 2019 Feb, 7(2): e2149.
    https://journals.lww.com/prsgo/Fulltext/2019/02000/Dorsal_Wrist_Placement_for_Vascularized_Submental.14.aspx
  39. Comparison of Outcomes between Side-to-End and End-to-End Lymphovenous Anastomoses for Early- Grade Extremity Lymphedema. Plast Reconstr Surg.
    Fahad K. Al-Jindan, Lin CY, Cheng MH*.
    Lymphedema. Plast Reconstr Surg.  (paper in press)
  40. Factors associated with professional healthcare advice seeking in breast cancer-related lymphedema.
    Lin CY, Cheng MH* et al.
    J Surg Oncol. (paper in press)
  41. Lymphoscintigraphy for the Diagnosis of Extremity Lymphedema: Current Controversies Regarding Protocol, Interpretation and Clinical Application.
    Pappalardo M, Cheng MH* et al.
    J Surg Oncol. (paper in press)
  42. Intra-abdominal Chylovenous Bypass Treats Retroperitoneal Lymphangiomatosis.
    Chen C, Cheng MH* et al.
    J Surg Oncol. (paper in press)
  43. Lymphedema Microsurgery Reduces the Rate of Implant Removal for Patients Who Have Pre-existing Lymphedema and Total Knee Arthroplasty for Knee Osteoarthritis.
    Voravitvet TY, Cheng MH* et al.
    J Surg Oncol. (paper in press)
  44. Clinical Features, Microbiological Epidemiology and Recommendations of Management for Cellulitis in Extremity Lymphedema.
    Rodriguez JR, Cheng MH* et al.
    J Surg Oncol. (paper in press)
  45. Delayed Primary Retention Suture: A new technique to inset Vascularized Submental Lymph Node Transfer.
    Koide S, Cheng MH* et al.
    J Surg Oncol. (paper in press)
  46. Impacts of Arterial Ischemia or Venous Occlusion on Vascularized Groin Lymph Nodes in A Rat Model.
    Tinhofer I, Yang CY, Chen C, Cheng MH.
    J Surg Oncol. (paper in press)

Dr. Cheng's Book and Chapter

Book:

Lymphedema Surgery - ExpertConsult.com

Principles and Practice of Lymphedema Surgery.

Cheng MH, Chang DW, Patel KM (Editors).
Elsevier Inc, Oxford, United Kingdom.
ISBN: 978-0-323-29897-1. July 2015.

Book chapters: 16

  1. Cheng MH, Nguyen DH, Huang JJ. Chapter 77: Vascularized Groin Lymph Node Flap for Treatment of Lymphedema. In: Perforator Flaps: Anatomy, Technique, & Clinical Applications. 2nd Edition. Blondeel PN, Morris SF, Hallock GG, and Neligan PC (Editors). Quality Medical Publishing, Inc. St. Louis, Missouri. 2013:1317-1328.
  2. Cheng MH, Nguyen DH. Chapter 54: Lymph Node Transfer for Lymphedema. In: Operative Microsurgery. Boyd JB and Jones NF (Editors). McGraw-Hill, New York. 2015:672-682.
  3. Tobbia D, Cheng MH. Vascularized Groin Lymph Node Flap Transfer for Post mastectomy Upper Limb Lymphedema. In Grabb’s Encyclopedia of Flaps, 4th edition. Strauch B, Vasconez LO, Lee BT, and Herman CK (Editors). Wolters Kluwer, Philadelphia, PA, USA. 2015.
  4. Tzou CHJ, Cheng MH. Transfer of lymph node tissue – my approach. In Oncoplastic and Reconstructive Management of the Breast: A Multidisciplinary Approach. CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL, 2015.
  5. Cheng MH, Chang DW, Patel KM. Chapter 1: An introduction to principles and practice of lymphedema surgery. In Principles and Practice of Lymphedema Surgery. Cheng MH, Chang DW, Patel KM (Editors). Elsevier Inc, Oxford, United Kingdom. 2015
  6. Nguyen DH, Cheng MH. Chapter 5: Laboratory study of lymphoma. In Principles and Practice of Lymphedema Surgery. Cheng MH, Chang DW, Patel KM (Editors). Elsevier Inc, Oxford, United Kingdom. 2015
  7. Petal KM, Sosin M, Cheng MH. Chapter 8: Physiologic principles of lymphatic microsurgery. In Principles and Practice of Lymphedema Surgery. Cheng MH, Chang DW, Patel KM (Editors). Elsevier Inc, Oxford, United Kingdom. 2015
  8. Henry SL, Cheng MH. Chapter 13: Recipient site selection in vascularized lymph node flap transfer. In Principles and Practice of Lymphedema Surgery. Cheng MH, Chang DW, Patel KM (Editors). Elsevier Inc, Oxford, United Kingdom. 2015
  9. Cheng MH, Patel KM. Chapter 16: Microsurgical procedures: vascularized lymph node transfer from the submental region. In Principles and Practice of Lymphedema Surgery. Cheng MH, Chang DW, Patel KM (Editors). Elsevier Inc, Oxford, United Kingdom. 2015.
  10. Constantinescu T, Huang JJ, Cheng MH. Chapter 22: Tracking outcomes following lymphedema treatment. In Principles and Practice of Lymphedema Surgery. Cheng MH, Chang DW, Patel KM (Editors). Elsevier Inc, Oxford, United Kingdom. 2015.
  11. Cheng MH, Chang DW, Patel KM. Chapter 24: Future perspectives in lymphatic microsurgery. In Principles and Practice of Lymphedema Surgery. Cheng MH, Chang DW, Patel KM (Editors). Elsevier Inc, Oxford, United Kingdom. 2015.
  12. Chen WF, Cheng MH. Chapter 6: Vascularized lymph node transfer: rationale for distal transfer. In Emerging Techniques in Lymphatic Surgery. Dayan J, Cheng MH and Chang DW. (Editors). Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers, Philadelphia, PA, USA. In press
  13. Ito R, Cheng MH. Managing upper limb lymphedema with lymph node transfer. In Oncologic Breast Reconstruction. Peirong Yu (Editor). People’s Medical Publishing House in China. In press.
  14. Huang JJ, Cheng MH. Lymphedema microsurgery for breast cancer related upper limb lymphedema. In Operative Techniques in Plastic Surgery. Chung K, Thorne C, Gosain A, Soltanian H, Aalst J, Mehrara B, Disa J, and Lee G (Editors). Wolters Kluwer. Netherland. In press.
  15. Cheng MH, Dayan J, Nguyen A, Skoraski R. Vascularized lymph node transfer. In Reconstructive Surgery – A problem-based approach. Hanasono M, Mardini S, Saint-Cyr M and Moran S. (Editors). CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL. In press
  16. Oluseyi Aliu, Jill P. Stone, Ming-Huei Cheng. LYMPHEDEMA: DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMEN. In Grabb and Smith.

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