Newsletter registration

By using our website, you are agreeing to cookies being stored and Google Analytics being used on your device in order to offer the best possible service. You can find more information on thishere.
Austria.
Where Great Emphasis is Put on Research.

Supermicrosurgery helps to combat lymphoedema after tumor removal

surgical instruments © CCC/Medical University of Vienna

The problems caused by the swelling can range from severe pain or skin infections right through to loss of limb function and they detract greatly from a patient's quality of life. The conventional forms of treatment are only partially effective and the results temporary. Researchers at the Comprehensive Cancer Center (CCC) at the Medical University of Vienna and Vienna General Hospital are now refining two innovative techniques for the effective treatment of lymphoedema.

Surgical reconstruction of damaged lymph vessels is challenging, because they can be less than 0.7 mm in size and cannot be sutured using conventional methods. However, new developments in so-called supermicrosurgery mean that it is now possible to make surgical sutures measuring just 0.3 – 0.8 mm. This requires high-performance microscopes and the use of fluorescent liquid and fluorescence cameras. Current estimates say that about 200 million patients around the world suffer from lymphoedema.

Share on Facebook Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Twitter Share on Linkedin Share on Linkedin

Testimonials

Events

Meet us at events, seminars and trade shows - worldwide.

Austria Map

Find the perfect location for your company

As a gaming machine and gaming software company, we particularly profit from the high level of education and innovative strength of Austria as a business location. We also value the strong loyalty and commitment of our local employees.

IGT Austria GmbH

igt
More testimonials

news from the business location Austria

PwC study: Five publicly-listed Austrian companies among the top 1,000 in R&D

The 1,000 largest publicly listed companies have never invested as much in research and development as they did in 2018.

Where does data live?

In the age of digitalization, success depends on one simple question: “Where and how do you process your data?” In our data-driven world, the decisive issue in ensuring that your company remains part of the value chain is how you handle your data. Here you will find out why different types of data require different strategies, and what you can learn from the plans of leading decision makers.

More news All blog posts