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Clinimetrics of volume measurement in upper limb LE

Alexander Munnoch, Michael Ng
20 November 2014

<p>Upper limb lymphoedema is a devastating sequel of breast cancer treatment. Upper limb volumes need to be measured in order to gauge the efficacy of the treatment of upper limb lymphoedema. If upper limb volume discrepancies are detected in early lymphoedema, treatment may be instituted quickly, perhaps leading to a lesser impact on patient quality of life and body image. Accurate, valid, reliable, specific, sensitive and practical tools are required to measure upper limb volumes. This review article discusses the clinimetrics of upper limb volume measurements currently used in clinical practice.</p>

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