A World Congress on Lymphology is scheduled for September in Genoa, with Corrado Campisi, a leading expert in Surgery and Microsurgery of the Lymphatic System, serving as the director of the proceedings. 

Corrado Campisi, a professor of Plastic Surgery at the University of Catania and a foremost authority in Surgery and Microsurgery of the Lymphatic System, warns both women and men about the problem of increased leg and ankle circumference when temperatures rise. 


This issue will be the focus of the upcoming World Congress on Lymphology to be held in Genoa from September 11 to 15. 

In this context, Campisi, who will preside over the Congress, emphasized the following: “When discussing swollen legs and circulation, the immediate thought is about blood, which flows through our body’s arteries and veins propelled by the heart. However, beyond the main ‘highways’ of the blood circulatory system, consisting of arteries, veins, and capillaries, there is also a complex network represented by the lymphatic system which transports proteins, fluids, and lipids. This system, comprising lymphatic vessels and nodes, allows lymph to be drained in bodily tissues throughout our body, before flowing back into the blood circulation. Dysfunction in this network can lead to abnormal swelling of the hands, arms, or legs, sometimes so extensive that they appear elephant-like.” 

To address this issue, experts have developed a ten-point plan aimed at ‘lightening’ swollen legs during the summer. 


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