Books and book chapters


  • Agur, A. M., & Dalley, A. F. (2009). Grant’s atlas of anatomy. (12th ed.). Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.
  • Butler, J. E., Rainard, P., Lippolis, J., Salmon, H., & Kacskovics, I. (2015). The mammary gland in mucosal and regional immunity. In Mucosal immunology (pp. 2269-2306). Cambridge, Mass.: Academic Press.
  • Főldi, M.,& Főldi, E. (2006).Főldi’s textbook of lymphology. (2 nd ed.). Munich: Elsevier.
  • Főldi, M., & Strőssenreuther, R. (2005). Foundations of manual lymph drainage. (3 rd ed.). St Louis: Mosby.
  • Glover, D. (Ed.). (2012). Compression therapy: A position document on compression bandaging. In Best practice for the management of lymphoedema. (2nd ed.). [N. p.]: International Lymphoedema Framework. Retrieved from
  • Kurz, I. (1997). Textbook of Dr.Vodder’s manual lymph drainage. Volume 2, Therapy (4th ed.). New York: Thieme.
  • Kurz, I., & Harris, R. H. (1987). Textbook of  Dr.Vodder’s manual lymph drainage. Volume 3, Treatment manual. (2nd ed.). Heidelberg: Karl F. Haug.
  • Wittlinger, G., Wittlinger, H., & Harris, R. H. (2004). Textbook of Dr.Vodder’s manual lymph drainage. Volume 1, Basic course. (7 th ed.). New York: Thieme.
  • Zuther, J. E. (2005).Lymphedema management: The comprehensive guide for practitioners. New York: Thieme.


  • Akgul, A., Tarakci, E., Arman, N., Civi, T., & Irmak, S. (2020). A randomized controlled trial comparing platelet-rich plasma, low-level laser therapy, and complex decongestive physiotherapy in patients with lower limb lymphedema. Lymphatic Research and Biology, 18(5),439-447.
  • Choi, I., Lee, S., & Hong, Y. K. (2012). The new era of the lymphatic system: No longer secondary to the blood vascular system. Cold Spring Harbor Perspectives in
    Medicine, 2(4). doi: 10.1101/cshperspect.a006445
  • Fife, C., Maus, E., &Carter, M. (2010). Lipedema: A frequently misdiagnosed and misunderstood fatty deposition syndrome. Advances in Skin & Wound Care, 23, 81-
    92; quiz 93-4.doi: 10.1097/01.ASW.0000363503.92360.91.
  • Koelmeyer, L. A., Ward, L. C., Dean, C., &Boyages, J. (2020). Body positional effects on bioimpedance spectroscopy measurements for lymphedema assessment of the arm.
    Lymphatic Research and Biology, 18(5), 464-473.
  • Leray, H., Malloizel-Delaunay, J., Lusque, A., Chantalat, E., Bouglon, L., Chollet, C., … &Vaysse, C. (2020). Body mass index as a major risk factor for severe breast cancer-
    related lymphedema. Lymphatic Research and Biology, 18(6),510-516.
  • Rockson, S. G. (2020). Alzheimer’s Disease: Can the meningeal lymphatics provide the answer? Lymphatic Research and Biology, 18(1)doi: 10.1089/
  • Schillinger, A., Koenig, D., Haefele, C., Vogt, S., Heinrich, L., Aust, A., Birnesser, H., & Schmid, A. (2006). Effect of manual lymph drainage on the course of serum levels of
    muscle enzymes after treadmill exercise. American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, 85(6), 516–520.

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I would like to acknowledge and give a special thank you to Mary Shelton for her assistance with and contribution to this reading guide.

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